Iowa State University

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Broadband Expansion to Benefit Iowa's Public Universities

This news item expired August 27, 2010. It may contain out-of-date information.
As major research universities, Iowa State University (ISU) and the University of Iowa (UI) will benefit [as Internet2/NLR consortium participants] from a $62.5 million grant, with an additional $34.4 million applicant-provided match, which will support the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) project. This project will create a nationwide, high-capacity network that will enable advanced networking features for more than 100,000 essential community anchor institutions, which include ISU and the UI, through a large-scale, public-private partnership of more than 30 existing, interconnected research and education networks. One of the networks is the Broadband Optical Research, Education and Sciences Network (BOREAS), a collaboration of four major research institutions in the upper Midwest that includes ISU and the UI.

Read the complete news release from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa [PDF].