Video conference fees fall into three areas: (1) video conference rooms and equipment, (2) bridging charges, and (3) connection charges. The fees are as follows:
(1) Rooms and Equipment – There is no fee for use of the Division of Education Technology (DET) video conference/studio located at the Gold Seal Building, the DET video conference equipment, or technical assistance from DET staff. Remote locations may have fees. Fee information for remote sites must be obtained from those sites by the entity requesting the service. If there are fees for use of remote site, the requesting entity is responsible for payment of the fees.
(2) Bridging Charges � The DET video conference bridge can support up to 140 simultaneous connections. There is no fee for use of the video conference bridge controlled by DET. The requesting entity should only use the video conference bridge controlled by DET. Use of other bridges is possible, but the associated fees (i.e., IVN rate is $80 per hour per site) must be paid by the requesting entity if they schedule the use of any bridge other than the one controlled by DET.
(3) Connection Charges � Connections are made by IP (wide are network) and ISDN (special telephone lines). There is no fee for connecting sites on the North Dakota State System. Connections can be made with sites not on the North Dakota State System (i.e., internet or ISDN). The requesting entity will be responsible for these charges. The requesting entity will be responsible for paying the long distance charges for ISDN service incurred from the phone company. An ISDN connection from Bismarck to Denver, for example, will cost approximately $55 per hour.