Client Connection Policy

This policy represents a guide to the eligibility of an organization for direct connection to OneNet. The following types of organizations and institutions are eligible to utilize OneNet services:

  • K-12 Schools
  • Career and Technology Education Centers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Courts
  • Libraries
  • State Agencies
  • Federal Agencies*
  • Hospitals and Clinics**
  • City and County Governments
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Federally recognized Tribal governments located within the State of Oklahoma. ***

As described in the OneNet acceptable use policy, use of OneNet must be consistent with its mission and goals, which include facilitating and disseminating knowledge, providing public service, aiding technology transfer to Oklahoma businesses and industry for educational purposes, promoting economic development, conducting the affairs of government and building broader infrastructure in support of education and research.

Use of OneNet must also be consistent with the eligible client’s established mission. Clients may not enable for-profit persons or entities to use OneNet for the monetary advantage of the for-profit entity. OneNet does not “police” the content that a user transmits, but places the responsibility on the authorized user to determine whether its use or the use of any sponsored entity is consistent with its mission.

OneNet IP clients may connect a) Any building on that client’s primary premises which is under the control of the client, b) any other premises which is owned or controlled solely by, or that is part of the client’s corporation (as an extended campus or annex) and which is connected to the client’s primary premises by a private WAN (wide area network), c) any data server on any client premises which the client has provisioned so as to be accessible to other OneNet clients and or internet clients. OneNet clients certified by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as business incubators may connect any tenant of the incubator facility.

* “Federal Agency” means each board, commission, department, or agency of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the United States and corporations of the federal government as identified from time to time in The United States Government Manual, the official handbook of the federal government, published on an annual basis by the office of the Federal Register as a special edition of the Federal Register.

** “Hospitals” are defined as an institution, place, building or agency, in Oklahoma, public or private, whether organized for profit or not, devoted primarily to the maintenance and operations of facilities for the diagnosis, treatment or care of patients admitted for overnight stay or longer in order to obtain medical care, surgical care and obstetrical care. “Clinics” are defined as a polyclinic facility located in Oklahoma, public or private, whether organized for profit or not, where physicians work cooperatively for medical diagnosis and treatment of outpatients. “Telemedicine” is defined as use of a telecommunications system for diagnostic, clinical, consultative, data, and educational services for the delivery of health care services or related health care activities by licensed health care professionals, licensed medical professionals, and staff who function under the direction of a physician, a licensed health care professional, or hospital.

*** “Federally recognized tribal government” means Native American entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.