Gig.U and George Mason University

The Information Economy Project is pleased to highlight George Mason University as a partner of Gig.U, the University Community Next Generation Innovation project of the Aspen Institute. Gig.U is a consortium of 37 U.S. universities and communities with a mission to: “accelerate the deployment of world-leading, next generation networks in the United States in a way that provides an opportunity to lead in the next generation of ultra high speed network services and applications.”

George Mason University is a proud partner of the Gig.U initiative.  Other universities are listed on this Google map:

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NYTimes Columnist Tom Friedman shines light on Gig.U

January 4, 2012 – 6:58 am

In his post-Iowa caucus roundup, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman asks what candidates would be talking about if the campaign were about moving America forward. One topic, he writes, would surely be how to help the United States navigate the IT revolution and the changing global economy. Seismic changes in technology have given people […]

Gig.U and the next innovation platform in Silicon Valley Mercury News

January 2, 2012 – 9:30 pm

On the OpEd page of today’s Silicon Valley Mercury News, TechNet President and CEO Rey Ramsey touts Gig.U as the platform for the next generation of American innovation. Ramsey writes, “We don’t know what a million folks around college communities playing with unlimited bandwidth will develop, but if history is a guide, it will be chaotic, […]

Gig. U sees positive responses to ultra-high-speed network RFI

December 12, 2011 – 4:54 pm

By Joan Engebretson | Connected Planet | December 12, 2011   The Gig U project said late last week that it has received “dozens of favorable responses” to its request for information (RFI) seeking approaches for accelerating the deployment of ultra-high-speed networks to university communities around the country. Gig U, headed up by National Broadband Plan […]

DNA Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data

December 1, 2011 – 2:19 pm

by Andrew Pollack | | November 30, 2011   BGI, based in China, is the world’s largest genomics research institute, with 167 DNA sequencers producing the equivalent of 2,000 human genomes a day. BGI churns out so much data that it often cannot transmit its results to clients or collaborators over the Internet or […]

UK Chancellor Osborne announces 10 super connected cities

December 1, 2011 – 2:10 pm

by Maija Palmer | Financial Times | November 29, 2011   Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has declared the United Kingdom will pledge £100m ($157m) to help create 10 “super-connected” cities across the UK. These cities will have access to broadband speeds of 80 to 100 megabits a second. Broadband was among the 500 infrastructure projects […]

Broaderband: DreamHack plans to activate 120 Gbps net connection

November 28, 2011 – 10:54 pm

By Mark Brow | | November 25, 2011   Networking titans Cisco and Telia are to activate a staggering 120 gigabits per second internet connection at Sweden’s yearly DreamHack expo, and serve it to 20,000 visitors, in an attempt to build the “world’s fastest internet connection”. DreamHack is an annual digital festival and LAN party, […]

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