Spring 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Research & Education Networks: Regional Impact from Stimulus Funding

Time 04/27/10 08:45AM-10:00AM

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Session Abstract

The Quilt and MIDnet have been collaborating on a project to promote further understanding of Regional Optical Networks (RONs) and the vital role they play within a region and/or state. While economic development is not a primary mission for all RONs, it is often a positive by-product of the presence of an advanced R&E network in a geographic area. In 2009, the NTIA & RUS announced $7.2 billion in federal stimulus funding for broadband infrastructure projects that stimulate broadband, economic growth and job creation. The second round of funding in particular was focused on projects that build middle mile broadband infrastructure to serve community anchor institutions and create


Speaker Carol Farnham MIDnet, Inc.

Speaker Jen Leasure The Quilt

Speaker Mark Johnson MCNC

Speaker Don Welch Merit Network, Inc.

Speaker Jeff Reel The Pennsylvania State University and KINBER

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail KINBER: Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (pdf)

Speaker Jeff Reel The Pennsylvania State University and KINBER

Speaker Roland Staring SURFnet

Secondary tracks Cyberinfrastructure

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