Statement of purpose
The true value of eduroam increases with its ubiquity. Having eduroam in every primary and secondary educational institution, library, and public space would boost the value proposition of the service immensely but also poses a difficult scaling issue for Internet2. Regional networks and community anchor institutions present a unique and powerful partner with which Internet2 could address that scaling issue. At the same time, that partnership will make those institutions more valuable to their connected members.
To this end UETN and Internet2 will enter a program pilot in which UETN will purchase eduroam for its members with a single contract and take on portions of the service delivery. The pilot will occur over a one year period.
Goals for the Pilot
The primary goals of the pilot are:
Deploy a wide scale implementation of eduroam targeting a set of defined UETN k12 institutions
Based on experiences develop a case study to be presented to UETN’s board and broader Regional community. This case study will articulate the vision of the role eduroam plays in the regional portfolio and the value that it provides
Use lessons learned during pilot to develop an informed business model for UETNa more robust Regional eduroam program
Develop a document repository. This body of knowledge will be used to enable smoother program onboarding for Regionals and service onboarding for their members
Develop a support analysis and training model for on-boarding new regionals
After a one year period UETN and Internet2 will assess the outcomes of the Pilot. They will discuss either adjusting their agreement or conclude the Pilot agreement and enter a new agreement developed as an outcome of the Pilot.