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Gig-U RFI September 2011

Gig-U RFI September 2011

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The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project 
 
Request for Information
September 2011
 
The University Community Next Generation Innovation Projec
 
Next 
Gen
Networks
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Opportunities
www.gig
u.org
 
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INTRODUCTION .........................................................................................................1PURPOSE OF THE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ...............................................2PROJECT BACKGROUND ........................................................................................2PROCESS OVERVIEW ..............................................................................................5INFORMATION TO BE SUBMITTED .........................................................................8APPENDIX
 
 
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I. INTRODUCTION
Drawing on America’s rich history of research and entrepreneurship, 37 universities and thecommunities that support them have come together to form Gig.U: The University CommunityNext Generation Innovation Project. Gig.U seeks to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks and broadband services to member campuses and communities.Improvements to these networks drive economic growth and stimulate a new generation of innovations addressing critical needs such as health care and education.America’s research university communities have spawned many of the innovations that shapeour lives today. The best minds gather on these campuses and in these communities to askimportant questions, experiment with new techniques, create new products, launch newbusinesses and develop solutions to society’s most pressing problems. University communitiesincreasingly depend on high-speed networks to educate, collaborate and share large amountsof information instantaneously. Research in real time has fueled the development of the globalinformation economy, but today’s market for bandwidth services does not fully satisfy theforward-looking needs of university communities.Gig.U’s mission is to create a favorable climate for investment in next generation broadbandnetworks to trigger a new generation of high-speed networking offerings for our members’campuses and in their communities. We believe relatively small investments targeted to theresearch university communities that serve as engines of innovation can yield big returns for theAmerican economy and our society.
Gig. U Member Institutions
Arizona State University University of IllinoisCalifornia Institute of Technology University of KentuckyCase Western Reserve University University of LouisvilleColorado State University University of MaineDuke University University of MarylandFlorida State University University of MichiganGeorge Mason University University of MissouriGeorgia Institute of Technology University of MontanaHoward University University of Nebraska – LincolnIndiana University University of New MexicoMichigan State University University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNorth Carolina State University University of OklahomaPenn State University University of South FloridaUniversity of Alaska – Fairbanks University of VirginiaUniversity of Arizona University of WashingtonUniversity of Chicago Virginia Polytechnic Institute& State University (Virginia Tech)University of Colorado – Boulder University of Florida Wake Forest UniversityUniversity of Hawai’i West Virginia University

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