Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting

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StateNets and RONs: Bringing the Big Pipes to Your Doorstep

Time 04/23/08 08:45AM-10:00AM

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Session Abstract

This panel session will describe the role that state and regional networks play in national networking initiatives including: aggregating traffic from the research and education community; delivering ultra-broadband last mile connectivity to Internet2 member institutions; operating Gigapops to deliver bandwidth in a cost-effective manner and providing value-added services such as peering and dynamic waves. Regional Optical Networks (RONs) are now providing sufficient bandwidth to support fundamentally new classes of service including statewide: Video-on-Demand learning object repositories; aggregation and sharing of federated research repositories; content and learning management systems supporting K-20 education initiatives; Telepresence; and federated Identity Management. Internet2 provides the national infrastructure that interconnects state and regional networks making new forms of collaboration, resource sharing and interdependence possible. The panel will include members of the Quilt and StateNets organizations and will also discuss what institutions and researchers need to be prepared for when bandwidth is virtually unlimited and affordable.

Speakers

Speaker George Laskaris NJEDge.Net

Speaker Bill Mitchell MOREnet

Speaker Dave Lois Wisconsin's Research and Education Network (WiscNet)

Speaker Hudnall Croasdale The Quilt

Speaker Mark Johnson North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN)

Speaker James Stewart Utah Education Network (UEN)

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail StateNets and RONs: Bringing the Big Pipes To Your Doorstep (pdf)

Speaker Mark Johnson North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN)

media item thumbnail WiscNet: Connecting People (pdf)

Speaker Dave Lois Wisconsin's Research and Education Network (WiscNet)

Secondary tracks Extending Advanced Networking

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