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» Vision Net purchased 400Mb to the Internet for resale to our wholesale customers » Deployed the nation’s first 911 Network using VOIP technology » Deployed an access tandem switch to consolidate Montana’s long distance services that processed 50 million minutes of voice traffic per month beginning in October » Established new fiber routes to Helena and Dillon


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Merged with Montana Advanced Information Networks, Inc. (MAIN) to form a combined company uniquely positioned to deliver a wide range of technical professional services. This merger added four (4) shareholders, for a combined total of nine (9). The merger also added offices in Billings and Missoula. » Vision Net deployed Montana’s first MPLS network » Vision Net invested in a SONET OC-192 network that provided up to 10Gb of bandwidth around the state

Vision Net Network Operations Center


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» Vision Net purchased the office building at 1309 NW Bypass in Great Falls » Created the Network Operations Center (NOC) to monitor and troubleshoot 24/7/365 around the state » Deployed our first Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM), a 2.5Gb system from Cut Bank to Havre


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» Vision Net opened the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) to support Internet end users


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» Vision Net increased capacity to the Internet to 4.5Mbps to support wholesale customers


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» Engineered and deployed Montana’s first Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network to support IP based services » Montana’s first dedicated video network to support full-screen, full-motion, multipoint videoconferencing solutions for K-12 and higher education institutions » Began providing wholesale Internet service to ISPs


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» Headquartered in Great Falls » Vision Net is formed by 5 independent telephone companies to provide advanced, cutting edge distance learning and Internet services to rural Montana schools


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» Vision Net increased Montana’s connectivity to Seattle and Chicago to 100Gb


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» Sold and configured 100Gb service from Billings to Forsyth