The U.S. State Department has signed a contract with Internap to use its managed route control IP services to support e-government Web applications.

Internap will provide connectivity and colocation services to the State Department from its Private Network Access Point (P-NAP) facility in Washington, D.C.

The contract was awarded through STG Inc., one of the largest federal integrators at the State Department and an Internap partner.

“Government services are increasingly moving on-line and these applications require the highest level of reliability and performance,” said Dave Abrahamson, Internap’s vice president of sales and chief marketing officer. “Internap’s business model, which intelligently routes traffic over the best performing backbone networks, is ideal for critical government applications and we’re proud that the U.S. State Department chose Internap to support its vital applications.”