Minn., Qwest link in networking deal

The state of Minnesota and Qwest Communications International Inc. have signed a two-year, $20 million agreement to provide data networking technologies for the Office of Enterprise Technology.

The office manages IT services for state agencies and operates a wide area network called Minnesota's Network for Enterprise Telecommunications. This secure intranet supports voice, video and data for users across the state, including state agencies, public safety, educational and local government organizations.

Qwest will provide data networking technologies for the network as well, the company said in a statement.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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