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Gig.U: pro-actively promoting next-generation networks

Monday 29 August 2011 | 15:10 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
A group of 29 American universities has formed an alliance to stimulate the roll-out of gigabit fibre-optic networks on campuses and in nearby residential areas. The Gig.U alliance was launched on 27 July and is led by the Aspen Institute and its telecoms expert Blair Levin. Another three universities jointed the alliance recently. The main goal is to drive innovation in and around the universities and naturally increase the role of research. The participating universities are not from the Ivy league but are based in states such as Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Alaska and Hawaii which lack a

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