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Timothy Lance

ORG NYSERNet/University at Albany Title BIO Since 1998, Tim Lance has served as President and Chairman of NYSERNet, the New York State Education and Research Network. During his tenure, NYSERNet deployed a statewide research network backbone, connecting initially to vBNS, and then to Abilene in New York City and Buffalo. That research backbone was a crucial tool in the rapid restoration of commodity Internet service in the hours and days after 9/11. Under his leadership, over the last fourteen years NYSERNet moved from dependence on carrier circuits to control of transport, beginning with a still expanding fiber deployment for the R&E, medical, and cultural communities in New York City, and then a statewide DWDM optical infrastructure. NYSERNet created a carrier-neutral collocation facility at 32 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, home of MANLAN and peering point for CA*net, G