Organizational Memberships

Network Nebraska is a member or affiliate of several regional and national organizations.


Great Plains Network (GPN)
The Great Plains Network is a consortium of research and education professionals and statewide networks using advanced technologies to enhance the missions of their institutions in a 6-state region (i.e. Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota). The University of Nebraska is the University Sponsor and Nebraska’s representative to the Great Plains Network connector that permits Internet2 U.S. UCAN routing and commercial peering services to be shared with the K-20 participants of Network Nebraska. The Great Plains Network Gigapop is headquartered in Kansas City. For more info:


Internet2 K20 Initiative
As part of the U.S. UCAN (Unified Community Anchor Institution) effort, the Internet2 K20 Initiative brings together Internet2 member institutions and innovators from primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums to extend new technologies, applications, middleware, and content to all educational sectors, as quickly and connectedly as possible. Formerly called the Sponsored Education Group Participation (SEGP), Network Nebraska became a recognized Research & Education (R&E) network back in 2006. For more info:


The Quilt
The Quilt is a consortium of 36 regional and statewide networks and 11 Affiliates that is dedicated to the delivery of networking services at lower costs, higher performance, and with greater reliability and security. The Quilt maintains an emphasis on networking for research and education and aims to influence the national agenda on information technology infrastructure. Network Nebraska, as a University of Nebraska managed initiative, became a Quilt Affiliate in 2016. For more info:


SHLB Coalition
The School, Health, Library Broadband (SHLB) Coalition promotes government policies and programs that enable schools, libraries, health care providers, other anchor institutions and their communities to obtain open, affordable, high-speed broadband connections to the Internet. SHLB membership includes libraries, K-12 organizations, health networks, commercial broadband companies, non-profit advanced research networks, and state broadband offices. Network Nebraska was approved as a Full Member of SHLB in December 2016. For more info: