Internet2 Establishes New Organization to Support RegionalFiber
Optical Networking Initiatives
NEW ORGANIZATION TO SUPPORT REGIONAL FIBER OPTICAL NETWORKING INITIATIVES
Ann Arbor, MI--May 8, 2003--Internet2 today announced that it has
established the National Research and Education Fiber Company (Fiberco)
to support regional fiber optical networking initiatives dedicated
to research and higher education.
Fiberco supports the Internet2 community's goals of developing and
deploying advanced network applications and technologies, and complements
existing Internet2 network infrastructure by providing a means for
acquiring, holding, and distributing fiber optic network assets.
Fiberco helps Internet2 meet a critical objective by facilitating
the ongoing development of regional optical networking initiatives
around the country.
The assets allocated by Fiberco are expected to enable testing of
a wide variety of highly advanced network applications, including
uncompressed high-definition television quality video, remote control
of scientific instruments such as mountaintop telescopes and electron
microscopes, collaboration using immersive virtual reality, and
Fiberco's initial assets include over 2,600 miles of dark fiber
acquired from Level 3 Communications, Inc. Questions concerning
Fiberco may be directed via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led by over 200 U.S. universities, working with industry and government,
Internet2 is developing and deploying advanced network applications
and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating
the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships
among academia, industry, and government that helped foster today's
Internet in its infancy. For more information about Internet2, see: