Thirty Years of Connecting Members

  • Published: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

In 1991, Missouri’s four-year public colleges expressed the desire to become connected to the NSFnet, a precursor to today’s Internet. The result was the creation of one of the first statewide higher education networks in the country, the Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet).

Over the next 10 years we grew rapidly. MOREnet collaborated between the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Secretary of State’s Office, the Missouri Office of Administration and the Department of Higher Education to begin delivering secure, reliable and robust Internet connectivity and technology services to all of our now “member” organizations.

Today, we are a proud technology partner to a member-driven consortium serving 728 organizations in academia and the public sector. We know how important a forward-thinking, service-oriented business model is to advance the technology needs of our members.

As you stroll down memory lane in the timeline below, we want you to remember that we rely on every one of our members and we will always believe that offering high-quality services with superior customer service is the most fundamental part of your consortium membership.

Member history timeline