ASA Partnerships

Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, & Students Statewide (ACCESS)
ACCESS Alabama Supercomputer Authority is the networking technology partner for ACCESS. ASA is working to upgrade the Internet connectivity to participating schools and school systems.


ASA is a member of the Alabama Modeling & Simulation Council (AMSC). AMSC's mission is to have Alabama be recognized as the leader in the development and application of modeling and simulation.

Internet2 ASA is an Affiliate Member of Internet 2, a consortium of 202 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies. The primary goals of Internet2 are to: (1) create a leading edge network capability for the national research community; (2) enable revolutionary Internet applications; (3) ensure the rapid transfer of new network services and applications to the broader Internet community.

This connectivity was made possible through sponsorship by the higher education institutions within Alabama and funding provided by the Alabama Supercomputer Authority. Alabama becomes the 27th state network to be sponsored under the Sponsored Education Group Participation (SEGP) program.

The SEGP program is intended to allow expanded access for state and regional education networks, through sponsorship by Internet2 university members. State and regional networks may include nonprofit and for-profit K-20 educational institutions, museums, libraries, art galleries, or hospitals that require routine collaboration on instructional, clinical and/or research projects, services and content with Internet2 members or with other sponsored participants.

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AVL Visit the Alabama Virtual Library. ASA provides web hosting and web development services for the award-winning Alabama Virtual Library (AVL), one of the most outstanding programs to come from the state in decades. Representatives from five state agencies manage the AVL in order to bring an extensive collection of online resources to Alabama's schools, colleges, universities, and public libraries. As the technical partner, ASA has developed a remote access system that allows students, educators, and Alabama citizens to browse library catalogs, journals, magazines, and unique reference materials from the classroom, home, or office. AVL was recognized in 2000 by SOLINET as an Outstanding Library Program in the multi-type library cooperation category, an award that recognizes "library accomplishments that illustrate the benefits of library collaboration, serve as models of effectiveness, or advance the development of innovative programs."