UM Internet Pioneer Honored For Building Web’s First Backbone

For about a decade that ended in the mid-1990s, the fledgling Internet ran out of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. Now a UM School of Information professor who played a key role in bringing that early web to life has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2014

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Merit Network Launches Internet2 NET+ Regional Partner Program

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc., the provider of advanced networking services to Michigan’s education and nonprofit community, has become a participant in the Internet2 NET+ Regional Partner Program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2014


Internet2, Educause Partner To Deliver eText Pilot

Washington, D.C.-based Educause and Ann Arbor-based Internet2 Wednesday announced a series of pilot efforts to evaluate technologies and business models in the fast evolving migration from traditional textbooks to digital learning materials.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2012


Merit Network To Provide Hosted Services Under Internet2 Program

Merit Network Inc. announced Tuesday that it will provide hosted, managed services to research and eduation organizations outside its membership under Internet2’s NET+ Services to Internet2 member organizations and InCommon subscribers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2012


Internet2, ESnet Complete First Transcontinental 100G Network Deployment

Two of the nation’s leading research networks — the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 — Tuesday announced that they have completed the world’s first transcontinental deployment of 100 Gigabit per second using coherent technology.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2011


Berkeley Lab And Internet2 To Build 100 Gbps Prototype Scientific Network

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. and Ann Arbor-based Internet2 Wednesday announced an agreement to build one of the world’s fastest and most advanced scientific networks to further accelerate U.S. competitiveness in science and technology.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2011

Awards and Certifications From July 12

The latest awards and industry certifications earned by Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2011

HR Notices From April 1-3

The latest personnel and boardroom announcements from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions.



Ciena and Internet2 Partner on New National Terabit Network

Ann Arbor-based Internet2 and Linthicum, Md.-based Ciena Corp. announced a partnership on a new national network with an astounding 8.8 terabits per second data capacity in support of the United States Unified Community Anchor Network project.


Internet2 Donates Bandwidth to Support Next Generation Internet Research

Ann Arbor-based Internet2 and the GENI Project Office said Tuesday that Internet2 will donate bandwidth on its national backbone to support GENI subcontractors and the GENI Project Office. The GENI Project Office is located at Raytheon BBN Technologies in Cambridge, Mass. Internet2’s connections will support the emerging GENI meso-scale prototype, which now spans over a dozen U.S. campuses, with direct connections at 10 backbone locations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2010