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U.S. UCAN Background

U.S. UCAN was established under the auspices of a federal stimulus grant to Internet2 from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Internet2 is a non-profit organization that has provided high-capacity, high-performance networking for the U.S. research and higher education community since 1996. The BTOP grant enables Internet2 to dramatically increase its bandwidth and footprint to accommodate the connection of the nation’s estimated 200,000 community anchor institutions, unlocking for the citizens they serve next-generation Internet-based applications that promise to provide a whole range of new possibilities—and new economic opportunities.

Task Force on Community Anchor Network Economic Models

Comprised of representatives from community anchor institution (CAI) sectors as well as regional and state research and education networks, the Task Force on Community Anchor Network Economic Models was charged with developing sustainable economic and business models that will assist the regional and national R&E networks and their CAI partners in addressing the programmatic, operational and financial challenges of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

Read the Task Force Final Report, dated July 31, 2011.

Note: More archive materials will be added here as they become available.