K-20 Network

The K-20 Education Network makes high speed Internet accessible and affordable to all of Washington. Launched in 1996, our network provides a single, cost-effective solution to meeting the diverse video and data needs of the state’s entire educational community.  In this section, you can get more information for:


Technical support for the K-20 Network is primarily provided by Institutional Technical Units (ITUs), either regionally at the Educational Service District level (Regional ITUs), or at the school district level (School District ITUs). The Technology Services department (TS) provides K-20 RITU support for all districts within the NWESD Region.


The Data ITU is the first point of contact for any K-20 network or telecommunications problems. The Data ITU's primary function in the escalation process is to determine where the problem resolution ownership resides. The Data ITU is also the primary contact for K-20 circuit and equipment moves, adds, and changes.

pdf:  K20 Sites Bandwidth Usage


Video conferencing technology allows students/teachers, at multiple locations, to see and hear each other simultaneously. By taking advantage of the Internet, it has never been easier to connect with classrooms around the globe. This communication technology offers countless possibilities for education including:

  • Participating in multi-school project collaboration
  • Interactive on-line field trips
  • State or nationwide conferences with guest speakers and experts
  • Formal instruction (courses, lessons, and tutoring)
  • Professional activities such as meetings and interviews
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Please contact us at 360-299-4000 or communications@nwesd.org if because of a disability you are unable to access content on the NWESD’s website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the NWESD, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any information on this website. Or if you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us and provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking. If you are a person with another disability and experience issues accessing information from the NWESD website. 

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