The Evaluation of Project Activity

  1. How many public access points (PAP) were opened? Show please their location, addresses and names of people, who are responsible for the operation of each point.

PAP Location

Address

Person in charge

  1. Area Center of New

    Information Technologies

11, Plekhanovskaya Street,

Voronezh, Russia

V. G. Yurasov

  • Regional Juvenile Library
  • 32, Nikitinskaya Street, Voronezh, Russia

    V. D. Yemelianova

  • Mass Media Defense Foundation
  • 7, Komissarzhevskoi Street, Voronezh, Russia

    Galina U. Arapova

  • Voronezh Regional Educational Advising Center
  • 3-203, Kukolkina Street, Voronezh, Russia

    Aleksey A. Koshelev

  • Voronehz State Technical University
  • 14, Moskovskii prospekt, Voronezh, Russia

    V.I. Fedianin

  • Off-city building of Voronehz State Technical University
  • 179, Moskovskii prospekt, Voronezh, Russia

    S.L. Podval'nyi

  • Voronezh Regional Clinical Diagnostic and Care Center
  • 5a, Ploshad' Lenina, Voronezh, Russia

    Yu. I. Usov

  • Voronezh Institute of Innovative Information Techniques
  • 5a, Ploshad' Lenina, Voronezh, Russia

    Ya. Ye. L'vovich

  • Secondary School 55
  • 2, Kiseleva Street, Voronezh, Russia

    V.I. Nechaev

  • Liceum 1
  • 81, Lizukova Street, Voronezh, Russia

    S.A. Antipov

  • Voronehz Power Technical School
  • 77, Dimitrova Street, Voronezh, Russia

    S.V. Tabolina

  • Secondary School 85
  • 2, Marshala Zhukova Street, Voronezh, Russia

    Yu.M. Belotserkovskii

  • Voronezh State Forestry Academy
  • 8, Timiriazeva Street, Voronezh, Russia

    O.S. Konovalov

    1. How many PAPs will be open in the nearest 3 months, 6 months, 1 year?
    2. It is planned that 8 PAPs will be opened in the nearest year. Further development of the technical base of the Civic Network Control Center (CNCC) will allow to open up to 320 PAPs. It will also depend on the availability of funding and technical parameters of the institutions that are willing to open PAPs.

    3. Was the technical support group formed during the project activity? How many people are included in this group? What kind of technical support is provided? In what way the access to Internet is provided? (Detailed comments are preferable).

    The technical support group was formed during the project activity. It consists of 6 people, performing the following functions:

      • Providing consultations and support in installation and adjustment of equipment required for the LAN and WAN access. (Modem adjustments for Dial-up mode and leased line networking at PAPs and LAN arrangement)
      • Software installation (various operational systems, e.g. Free BSD, Linux, Windows 95-98-NT)
      • Internet access software adjustment (SLIP, PPP)
      • Organization of various services at PAPs, e.g. mail server, www server, Cache and Proxy server, web design, etc.
      • PAP visitor training aimed to teach to operate Windows 95-98 and Microsoft Office
      • PAP visitor training aimed to teach Web navigation using Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Explorer browsers and e-mail/ USENET with Outlook Express.

    A a result of the technical support group’s wok, the Voonezh Civnet has been connected to the main digital line. To accomplish this, we have installed two physical lines on the area between the Voronezh Long Distance Telephone and Telegraph Station (VLDT&TS) and the local point of System Lines “Rostelecom” (TUSM - 4). Besides, the technical personnel conducted adjustments and testing of the software required for the digital line operation. Also we have performed preparatory and maintenance works in order to incorporate digital flow into the Rostelecom’s multiplexor in Moscow and Voronezh. All mentioned above resulted in a 4-times increase of data transmission rates on the main line Voronezh-Moscow part of Civnet.

    Technically, the Internet is accessed as follows:

    The actual data transmission equipment is located at VLDT&TS’s technical facility. The Cisco – 2511 Router and two synchronized Cronyx PCM2D modems connect the Civnet with Rotelecom’s multiplexor at speed of 512 Kbit/s and provide access to the Internet. The Cisco-1209 Router connected with Cisco-2511 is used as a server for PAPs and public institutitons connected through leased lines and phone lines with non-synchronic modems at speed range 33.6 – 115.2 Kbit/s. The PAPs and public institutions’ local terminals are Internet-connected with the Voronezh Civnet’s Main Server. The former is connected to Cisco-25-09. Detailed explanation of the technical structure is provided below.

    4. Describe where and how do you use the equipment, received from “Friends and Partners” Foundation (comment please the using of each item from equipment list)

    Under the grant " the Friends and partners " the following equipment is received:

    Type of the equipment

    purpose

    Cisco – 2509 Router

    Voronezh Civnet's user server

    Modems US Robotics Courier, 8 units

    connection in Dial-up mode and Leasen line via the protocols SLIP and PPP with PAPs and public organizations

    HP-NetServer LC 3

    serves for administration and management of a network "Friends and partners", provides DNS functions, mail-sever functions, cache-server functions and ftp-server functions

    Workstation HP-Vectra

    Voronezh Civnet's server

    Workstation HP-Vectra

    PC of the www-server's administrator, is used for web-design and processing of materials of the Civnet's participants and publishing them on the web-server.

    Scaner DUOSCAN T1200

    is used by the www-server's administrator for transition of various documents and materials on electronic format

    1) Cisco – 2509 Router - is located at VLDT&TS and serves as Voronezh Civnet's user server.

    2) The modems US Robotics Courier (8 items) are used to provide connection in Dial-up mode and through Leasen line via the protocols SLIP and PPP with PAPs and public organizations.

    3) HP-NetServer LC 3 - is a NOC server that serves for administration and management of a network "Friends and partners", provides DNS functions, mail-sever functions, cache-server functions and ftp-server functions.

    4)Workstation HP-Vectra serves as Voronezh Civnet's server.

    5) Workstation HP-Vectra serves as PC of the www-server's administrator, is used for web-design and processing of materials of the Civnet's participants and publishing them on the web-server.

    6)Scaner DUOSCAN T1200 is used by the www-server's administrator for transition of various documents and materials on electronic format.

    1. How many organizations have an access to the Internet and local Civic Network?

     

    Organizations

    Present

    Prospective

    number

    Type of access

    to your net

     

    number

    in the nearest

    future

    public access

    points

    own

    connection

    NGO

    - libraries

    - museums

    - organizations for region development

    - public institutions

    3

    1

    11

    27

    ~ 6

    ~ 3

    ~ 30

    ~100

    14

    10

    16

    13

    1

    -

    -

    1

    Education Organizations

    - schools

    - universities

    • Voronezh Regional educational Advising Center
    • Junior School of Adaptive Physical Culture for Invalids

    4

    5

    2

    ~10

    ~8

    84

    420

    12

    4

    5

    1

    Government Organizations

    - health service

    - police

    - other (specify)

    4

    1

    ~10

    49

    10

    1

    -

    Private Sector of Economy

    - small business

    - large business

    - other (specify)

    6

    ~20

    10

    -

    - Mass Media

    - telephone companies

    - telecommunication co.

    - other (specify)

    8

    ~12

    13

    -

    Local Administration

    - region government

    - city government

    - other (specify)

     

    7

     

    ~20

     

    10

     

    -

    Women Organizations

    3

    ~ 5

    10

    -

    Private persons

    252

    ~500

    12

    96

    Total:

    334

    ~724

    683

    110

    6. The possible funding sources are listed below. Mark off all possible ways of funding and organizations that take part in support of your project.

    Organizations

    Size of Funding

    Prospective Size

    of Funding

    Percent

    Ratio

    NGO

    4 600$

    ~ 4 500$

    1.95%

    Government

    200 800 $

    ~200 900$

    85.38%

    Local Administration

    3 800 $

    ~ 3 500$

    1.61%

    Grants

    15 600 $

    6.63%

    Own funds

    9 300 $

    ~ 10 000$

    3.95%

    Payment for Services

    -

    -

    -

    Private Donations

    1 200$

    -

    0.5%

    7. What is the present state (activity) of your project? (Your comments - about 1 page)

    We provide all kinds of services for limited number of users. Currently, within the framework of the project we are providing the following kinds of services:

      • opening of public Internent access points for the residents of the city and region;
      • providing networking instruction for all users;
      • organization of interaction within the consortium of the institutions-project participants;
      • web-publication of materials on the community life and possible problem solutions;

    We also plan to start the new special program for people with disabilities. We have already started orientation and familiarization programs for this type of people (Refer to 15).

    Unfortunately, the number of users is limited due to insufficient technical base of the project. In contrast, due to our “dialogue” policy, the level of awareness of the project and provided services is rather high as we actively cooperate with various media institutions. At present, only ten visitors can be seated at the Central Public Access Point simultaneously and fully use the provided services which is obviously not enough for all willing to use the web with us. Besides, absence of necessary technical equipment prevents many public institutions from opening PAPs on their own basis.

    We do not charge for any of the services that we provide. Besides, many of our users are from low-income families.

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