The Joint Regional Computer Network for Science, Education and Culture (ROKSON) is in operation in St.Petersburg since 1994.

ROKSON is an inter-corporate network interconnected with major Russian academic and research networks.

ROKSON provides wide-area networking services to numerous research, educational, cultural, medical and municipal institutions throughout the city and the environs. Points of presence located in various districts of the city combined with high-bitrate communication channels of ROKSON facilitate the network accessibility and availability to a large number of client organizations. Recently over 30 organizations are connected to ROKSON with fast and reliable access to internetworked informational and processing resources offered by sites and portals both in the country and abroad.

ROKSON develops its infrastructure and services by raising funds and fulfiling task-oriented telecommunicational projects.