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UETN Rural Fiber Project Brings Broadband to Remote Communities

Laying fiber-optic conduit in soft ground is one thing. Cutting through solid rock to facilitate fiber is another. The Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) and its telecom and tribal partners are doing both to bring robust broadband infrastructure to..

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MCNC Delivers During Historic Hurricane Season

The 2018 hurricane season was the most active on record. It was particularly unforgiving for many coastal communities – especially in the Carolinas. In September 2018, Hurricane Florence impacted much of North Carolina. As forecasted, the storm made landfall on..

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Grow Food, Grow Jobs: How Broadband Can Boost Farming in California

The Central Valley of California is an enormous economic force, producing over one-third of the nation’s vegetables, two-thirds of its fruit and nuts, and contributing billions of dollars annually to the California economy. Unfortunately, many of California’s farming communities still..

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LONI Provides Computing Resources to Help Find Treatments for Rare Diseases

About 7,000 rare diseases currently affect more than 350 million people worldwide. Although these conditions collectively pose significant health care problems, commercial drug discovery for orphan diseases is financially complicated due to the limits of individual markets. Developing new treatments..

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EdgeDiscovery: A Platform for Scientific Research

Inspired by the vision for a national research platform and with the realization that regionalization and collaboration are prerequisites to attracting grants from preeminent research funding entities, NJEdge has now strategically advanced its capacity and capability to support and advance..

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Merit Network and the Michigan Moonshot

Like many states, much of Michigan lacks access to broadband Internet. Research and Education Networks like Merit are uniquely positioned to catalyze unserved communities toward connectivity. Merit, in partnership with M-Lab and the Quello Center at Michigan State University, has..

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Making Great Strides Connecting Connecticut’s Communities

One of Connecticut Education Network’s (CEN) proudest accomplishments is the degree to which they support Connecticut’s public sector, in particular, public K-12, public libraries, and municipal governments. In October, Education Super Highway’s “State of the States” report announced that CEN..

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The Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC)

Over the last decade, the scientific community has experienced an unprecedented shift in the way research is performed and how discoveries are made. Highly sophisticated experimental instruments create massive datasets for diverse scientific communities and hold the potential for new..

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Advancing the Research Platform across the Plains

How do you draw together different groups of people to create a seamless research platform that encourages collaboration on a broad range of data-intensive fields and projects? Hold a Monday morning meeting? The Great Plains Network Research Platform (GPN RP)..

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Helping Public Libraries Improve Broadband Services

The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) has been working with public libraries and library systems in Pennsylvania for several years but with new funding and support KINBER will be increasing its efforts and helping even more..

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Going the Extra Mile to Build the World’s Fastest Temporary Network

Supercomputing 2018 (SC18), the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis, was held in Dallas, Texas, in November 2018. The event also results in the high-intensity installation of a dedicated high-capacity network infrastructure: SCinet. Designed and built..

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Connecting Families Across the Globe

For most parents, their child’s high school graduation is an event not to be missed. Some, however, cannot be there due to circumstances beyond their control. Donna Ortiz is one of those parents. She is a Command Sergeant Major in..

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