29 universities seek high-speed networks

The broadband networks will be installed in communities with low unemployment.

The University of Missouri announced Wednesday that is joining an effort by some of the country’s top colleges to build “ultra” high-speed data networks in their local communities.

The project is known as Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project.

The 29 participating schools include Arizona State, Duke, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Florida, and Wake Forest University. The Aspen Institute, a Colorado-based nonprofit, initiated the effort.…Read More

High-speed internet service to be ‘leveling agent’ for West Virginia colleges

A 2008 report showed many West Virginia colleges didn't have access to Internet2.

West Virginia students, educators, and researchers are getting a much-needed boost in high-speed internet service after a local campus agreed to share its superior internet connection with colleges and K-12 schools that have lagged behind in advanced connectivity.

Technology officials at Marshall University—a 13,000-student private campus in Huntington, W.Va.—announced July 7 that it would team up with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to share its Internet2 connection with the state’s undergraduate colleges, community colleges, technical schools, and health-care and government agencies.

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