The Adirondack Region of upstate New York is blessed with natural beauty, a clean environment, a low crime rate and a population with a strong work ethic. However, its mountainous topography, severe climate and geographic isolation from metropolitan centers combine to create transportation and communication barriers to the area's development.

Recognizing that advanced telecommunications services would provide solutions to many of the region's problems, a consortium of educational institutions, health care providers, and other community organizations set out, in 1996, to create a comprehensive telecommunications network. These charter members created the Adirondack Area Network (AAN), a collaborative effort that brings advanced telecommunications services, including multi-point interactive video for teleconferencing, distance learning and telemedicine, data exchange, Electronic Doorway Libraries and Internet access to the region.

Since this initial development AAN has become a Not-For-Profit 501c3 Organization that manages its integrated community network and promotes similar efforts. AAN is a reseller of video conferencing equipment and offers comprehensive network integration services. AAN's experience managing a large production network supporting voice, video and data and continuing research and development efforts provide a unique combination of expertise.

For additional information about the Adirondack Region, please visit the links below

Official web site of the Adirondack North Country Region of New York State

Links to a wide range of Adirondack sites from

Central Adirondack Region

Links to a wide range of Adirondack sites from

Local links: Lake Placid, Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake