Alabama The University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Alabama in Huntsville have an agreement with ITC DeltaCOM to provide high-speed, high-bandwidth network connections to Internet2.
Alaska Four of the state's telecommunications carriers -- ATU, ATU Long Distance, Internet Alaska and Alaska Fiber Star-- announced they are forming a consortium to bring asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) facilities to phone users throughout Alaska. According to consortium members, ADSL services is expected to be substantially less expensive than local cable modem charges.
Arizona Gov. Jane Dee Hull and the state Department of Transportation launched a "Renew at Home" campaign to encourage more people to renew their vehicle registrations by mail, phone or the Internet to shorten motor vehicle department lines. Vehicle registrations can be renewed by calling 888/713-3031 or online.
Arkansas Information Network of Arkansas launched its latest premium service, "Lobbyist-in-a-Box," for anyone who needs timely information during the 1999 General Assembly. It cost $200 per session for unlimited access..
California Sacramento County spent the winter moving closer to completing a new back-office system for accounting and payroll. The financial portion was implemented July 1 last year, with the payroll portion online Jan. 1 and the utility billing application for garbage and sewer online in March.
Colorado Former Gov. Roy Romer was re-elected to the Western Governors University board. Romer, who helped found the online institution nearly three years ago, previously was co-chairman. Governors Tony Knowles of Alaska and Gary Locke of Washington have been elected to the university's Board of Trustees.
Connecticut The Web site for the state's Department of Administrative Services was restructured so the site can be a platform for transacting business. Electronic commerce and state surplus programs have been implemented through the Internet.
Delaware According to the state Department of Transportation, most of Delaware's traffic lights should be fully Y2K-compliant on Jan. 1, 2000.
Florida Orlando Technology Management Director Frank Hagy recently became president of the Florida Local Government Information Systems Association, which is affiliated with the Florida League of Cities. More information is available online.
Georgia A statewide property database has made title searches easier. The database containing an index of all property transactions was developed by the Economic Development Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The index can be searched for free at county courthouses or by subscription on the Internet. Nation's Cities Weekly
Hawaii Gov. Benjamin J. Cayetano, in his State of the State address, called for a five-year tax holiday for high-tech companies in Kakaako High Tech park.
Idaho To facilitate the employment process for both employers and students, the Boise State University Student Employment Office has placed its job listings online. It provides students unlimited access to job listing and employer information.
Illinois State legislators approved a bill that would extend the deadline for new emergency telephone regulations until June 2000. The rules require businesses to equip their phones with technology that provide 911 emergency operators with more information on the origin of the call.
Indiana The Bureau of Motor Vehicles Rapid Renewal System, a site maintained by the Access Indiana Information Network, allows users to renew their vehicle registrations online.
Iowa The 600th video site was connected to the Iowa Communication Network (ICN). As a full-motion interactive site, ICN offers residents locations close to home to obtain educational, state government, telemedicine and statewide library services.
Kansas The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Web site provides information about department office locations, services, press releases and other agency information. The department receives mail daily from people and other government agencies throughout Kansas and the nation.
Kentucky The Kentucky State Police awarded contracts valued at approximately $6 million to Printrak International Inc. for additional livescan fingerprint-capture stations and upgrades to an automated fingerprint