Educational Technology

May 29, 2012

Ultra High-Speed Internet to Serve 6 University Communities

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Converge

Thirty-seven research universities make up Gig.U, which is on a mission to bring next-generation networks to universities and the communities that surround them. Gigabit Squared raised enough capital to support gigabit-speed networks in six Gig.U member-sponsored projects. Ultra high-speed Internet will hit communities around six research universities, thanks to $200 million in funding made available by the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project (Gig.U) and the company Gigabit Squared on Wednesday, May 23. By bringing networks up to gigabit speeds, Gig.U says it will cultivate economic growth and spark ideas to improve health care and education. Between November 2012 and March 2013, they will announce the university communities that will receive these funds. In the chosen communities, the program will build networks that are 100 to 1,000 times faster than what those locations have today, according to Gigabit Squared.

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