Meet EDLINK18.

A REGION 18 ESC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONSORTIUM

that includes Region 18 ESC and school districts within Region 18. EDLINK18 provides telecommunications services, which may include but are not limited to Internet access, email and videoconferencing services to K-12 students, educators, and other educational entities throughout Region 18.

The vision and mission of EDLINK18 is to provide students and educators in Region 18 with a world class educational environment that removes barriers of distance and time and provides sharing of resources and collaboration between educational entities and other supporting organizations.

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    EDLINK18 does more than you think.

    Check out a few of our most popular services.

    SUPPORT SERVICES

    Management, Support, Monitoring, and on-site for everything from Desktop to Network to Servers. Planning & Best Practices. > Read More

    DISASTER RECOVERY

    Virtual & Physical Servers, VMware & Hyper-V, Desktops & Laptops, Self Managed or Fully Managed > Read More

    HOSTED SOLUTIONS

    Virtual Server Hosting, TimeClock Plus, Custom Solutions, Desktop Management Suite, Storage > Read More

    SECURITY SOLUTIONS

    Security Awareness Training , Hosted Antivirus, Advanced Threat Protection > Read More

    “Prior to contracting with the ESC for IT support, I was changing IT personnel roughly every 18 months. This led to a piece meal approach to our technology needs. Additionally the IT personnel we had were either competent in hardware or networking, not both. Now I have the best of all worlds. I have support and expertise in hardware, software, networking and most importantly SOLUTIONS.”
    Jill Lankford, Superintendent, Midland Academy Charter School

    Support Services

    Over 100 years of combined experience

    • Tier I Support

      Network support and Monitoring

    • Tier II Support

      Network Support and Monitoring + Server Support

    • Tier III Support

      Network Support and Monitoring + Server Support + Desktop Support

    • On-Site Support

      Purchase a pool of on-site days as an add-on to any support tier

    Region 18’s Tier II support level offered during the 2013-2014 school year has been quite beneficial for us at MWPISD. Being a 1 person technology department, Region 18’s support has helped to fill in the void presented by an absence of staffing. A further benefit that we have made use of is the knowledge and talent base that Region 18 has to offer. Their special aptitude in working with our various server systems as well as their ability to configure the mixture of our network switching systems has made the job much more satisfying. It is most comforting to know that at the other end or the phone line, Ethernet line, or firm handshake I have the ability to readily tap over a hundred years of combined computing experience.
    Allen Fox, Technology Coordinator, Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD

    Disaster Recovery Services

    • Support / Monitoring

      Get support from the team you know and trust. We provide everything from self to fully managed solutions.

    • Off-Site / Off-Site

      We keep your data off-site in the EDLINK18 Data Center and at our off-site partner Data Center 133 miles away. This allows us keep your data highly available.

    • Built on leading technologies

      We partnered with industry leaders to provide an advanced enterprise ready solution.

    • Why Us?

      Great pricing! Pricing starting as low as $15 per month per server and only $0.08 per GB per month!

    • No Credit Card

      No credit card required! We accept Purchase Orders just like any other service we provide. Leverage existing agreements, no quotes, RFPs, or Bids required.

    Hosted Solutions

    • Hosted Servers

      Full Windows or Linux Servers

    • Hosted TimeClock Plus

      Let us worry about managing the server and updates

    • Hosted Desktop Management

      Desktop management for Windows that includes remote control, software deployment, patching, automation and more…

    • Custom Solutions

      Don’t see what you need? Contact us today for custom hosted solutions.

    Security Solutions

    • Security Awareness Training

      From now until December 2018 all tier support districts receive free security awareness training for all staff! Starting in January 2019 the new price is only $3.90 per user per year!

    • Advanced Threat Protection

      The cybersecurity threat landscape today is constantly evolving, and the viruses and malware that pose the greatest risk to network security can’t be thwarted by just one or even two methods.

    • Hosted Antivirus

      With a worldwide network of 500 million machines, Bitdefender has the largest security delivery infrastructure on the globe. Performing 11 billion security queries per day, Bitdefender detects, anticipates and takes action to neutralize even the newest dangers anywhere in the world in as little as 3 seconds