Business Case Studies: Building and Managing R&E Optical Networks

In its role as an advocate for its members, and to assist the research and education (R&E) networking community in selecting the governance and funding models, membership plans, services and pricing structures that best meet their organizational goals and serve their user groups, The Quilt and South Carolina community network MidNet, Inc., have collaboratively documented various business models adopted by R&E networks participating in The Quilt.

The business case studies include detailed information on the following: organizational history and structure; financial plan; management and operations; services and pricing; community building and outreach; customer base; growth expectations; lessons learned; and future plans.
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