MU and 28 Other Universities Seek High-Speed Networks

7 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 27 2011 Jul 27, 2011 Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:00:00 PM CDT July 27, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri is joining an effort by some of the country's top colleges to build high-speed data networks in their local communities.

The project is known as Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. Participating schools include Duke, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Wake Forest University.

The schools and their local partners will solicit proposals from telecommunications companies in their area. They hope to quickly build high-speed broadband networks in communities with low unemployment and heavy demand for such services.

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