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Case Studies

1998 Reports

The 24 case study reports listed below are based on site visits made to 1994 and 1995 projects and issued by Westat, an independent research firm in Maryland.  The projects cover a broad range of program types and sizes, planning grants as well as demonstration grants, and show varying degrees of implementation, sustainability, and replication. The case studies were designed to represent a cross section of all projects funded in the program's first two years.  Please note that TOP was formerly known as the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP).

(Note: all case studies are in Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download Acrobat Viewer, if needed.)

  • Mobile Community Health Information Network (Mobile, Alabama)
  • Los Angeles Free-Net (Tarzana, California)
  • Western Brokering Project (Boulder, Colorado)
  • L.E.A.P. National Youth Center Networking Project (New Haven,
  • Project Rural Urban Network (RUN) (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Distance Learning & Literacy Networks in Louisiana (New Orleans,
  • Quality Educational Scholastic Trust, Inc. (QUEST) (Pittsfield,
  • Tri-State Network Demonstration Project (Starkville, Mississippi)
  • Smart Cities™ (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Grace Hill Neighborhood Services (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Project InterLinc (Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • Children's Alliance of New Hampshire (Concord, New Hampshire)
  • New York State's Electronic Learning Community (Albany, New York)
  • Cornell University Family Life Development Center (Ithaca, New York)
  • Charlotte's Web (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • NetWellness: Ohio Valley Community Health Information Network
          (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Comanche County Memorial Hospital (Lawton, Oklahoma)
  • Oklahoma Department of Commerce (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  • Pennsylvania Kiosk Project (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
  • South Carolina's Information Highway (SCIway) (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • Mni Sose Intertribal Water Rights Coalition (Rapid City, South Dakota)
  • Project NETmobile (Edinburg, Texas)
  • The Trans-Border Information Technology Collaborative (El Paso, Texas)
  • Alliance of Information and Referral Systems - NERIN (Seattle, Washington)
  • 1999 Reports

    The following 12 case study reports were issued as part of the Collected Case Study Evaluations: Summary of Findings by Westat.  Collectively, the case studies were designed to examine three topics: (1) issues particular to rural communities; (2) issues particular to urban communities; and (3) challenges in sustaining information technology-related projects. All twelve case study reports, along with the summary of findings, are also available in a single bound volume from the TOP office.

  • University of California: Interactive University Project (Berkeley, California)
  • Plugged In: Learning Through Technology (Palo Alto, California)
  • University of New Orleans: Greater New Orleans Free-Net (New Orleans,
  • Baltimore County Public Schools (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Northern New Mexico Community College: Northern New Mexico Rural
    Telemedicine Project
    (Española, New Mexico)
  • Columbia University: Harlem Environmental Access Project (New York,
          New York)
  • United Neighborhood Houses of New York: Information Technology Initiative
          (New York, New York)
  • MedCenter One Health System: Dakota Telemedicine System (Bismarck,    
          North Dakota)
  • South Coast Education Service District: South Coast Telecommunications Project (Coos Bay, Oregon)
  • Austin Free Net: East Austin Community Network (Austin, Texas)
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center: Tele-Network for Remote Pain Management
          (Seattle, Washington)
  • North Central Regional Education Service Agency: Regional Electronic Alternative Learning Center (REAL) (Fairmont, West Virginia)

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