South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow has announced the second phase of a multimillion-dollar partnership with U.S. West that will link South Dakota students and teachers through a new statewide intranet.

U.S. West plans to install videoconferencing and data transfer technology over the next several months that will be available to all of the state's school districts at a sharp discount, Janklow said.

He said the company would offer South Dakota schools access to more than $17 million worth of data networking and video equipment. Among others, Gateway, VTEL, Cisco, and 3Com reportedly are providing the


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