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Re: Internet II is coming...
not all universities qualify for the vbns. On Tue, 8 Oct 1996, Scott Huddle wrote: > Isn't this the same mission as the vBNS? > > -scott > > > From email@example.com Tue Oct 8 13:20 EDT 1996 > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: Internet II is coming... > > Date: Tue, 08 Oct 96 10:10:52 PDT > > From: Yakov Rekhter <email@example.com> > > Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Content-Type> : > text> > > Content-Length: 2488 > > > > fyi > > - --------------------------------------------------------------------------- > > >From www.nytimes.com: > > > > October 7, 1996 > > > > University Internet Proposed > > > > By LAWRENCE M. FISHER > > > > A group of 34 research universities agreed last week > > to create a new national network for higher > > education, to be called Internet II, which will offer > > higher speeds and more reliable service than the current > > Internet. > > > > As described in the Oct. 11 issue of The Chronicle of > > Higher Education, the new network is intended to deliver > > the vastly higher speeds needed to allow the > > simultaneous transmission of voice, video and data. > > Internet II would give researchers the bandwidth they > > need to enable distance learning, digital libraries and > > on-line collaborative research. > > > > The organizers of Internet II say its advanced > > capabilities will ultimately become available on the > > existing Internet as commercial service providers find > > ways to offer more bandwidth -- a bigger pipeline to > > transmit a high volume of information -- at attractive > > prices. The research universities have agreed to > > establish and finance a new organization, with > > membership fees to help create the network. They also > > hope to get financing from telecommunications and > > computer companies, as well as from the federal > > government. > > > > "What we're trying to do is solve a whole bunch of > > technical problems having to do with making the Internet > > operate at a higher level of functionality," said > > Michael Roberts, who has been working on the Internet II > > proposal and is vice president of Educom, a consortium > > of nearly 600 colleges and 100 companies that promote > > computing in higher education. "What everybody needs is > > something on the order of 10 times more bandwidth." > > > > According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the > > decision to move forward with the plan was made during a > > meeting of campus technology officers in Chicago last > > week. Computer science specialists from Pennsylvania > > State and Stanford universities and the Universities of > > California, Chicago, Michigan and North Carolina will > > play leading roles in the network's development. > > > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -