The BOCES Telecommunications Service provides component districts with assistance in the identification, installation, evaluation and dissemination of technological tools (both hardware and software) that support the educational process at all levels. This service monitors and maintains the Wide Area Network connections within Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and is leveraged to analyze, design and implement strategies to deliver new services and technologies to our component districts efficiently.
The Telecommunications service provides network capabilities for both instructional and management programs offered by the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES through the leadership and coordination provided by the BOCES professional staff. It also provides the telecommunication links necessary for direct instruction (i.e. distance learning, ISDN connections, IP video conferencing, satellite down linking and Internet access through the Regional Information Center). At the same time, the network establishes the necessary linkages for teleconferencing and Telephone InterConnect Service for the region. It also allows interfacing with public and private telecommunication providers such as telephone companies, cable TV companies, satellite service providers, regional computer centers, the State Education Department and other government or private agencies as needed.