North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
Re: Internet II is coming...
At 04:13 PM 10/8/96 -0400, Richard Stiennon wrote: >At 03:41 PM 10/8/96 -0400, Scott Huddle wrote: >>Isn't this the same mission as the vBNS? >> > >> University Internet Proposed > >No, it sounds like a way for the Universities to upgrade from their T1 >connections without making room in their budgets! > Sort of... It's a way for Universities to talk to _each_other_ at higher speeds without having to pay for the *ahem* value "added" by the Internet. Higher-Ed institutions want to talk to each other at higher speeds but don't necessarily want pay for their undergrads' (or professors' for that matter) ability to download nudie-GIFs 20x faster. So while there's no more money in the budget for faster Internet connectivity, many university provosts would be willing to spend more money for bandwidth if it were used for "nobler" pursuits. Basically, they want the Internet they had 6 years ago only faster. Internet II, if it happens, would be Higher-Ed's intranet. --zawada Paul J. Zawada, RCDD | Senior Network Engineer email@example.com | National Center for Supercomputing Applications +1 217 244 4728 | http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/People/zawada - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -