National Research and Education Network

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National Research and Education Network

Commonly called NREN. An Internet service provider for educational and research institutions. New protocols are often introduced on NRENs before they are used on other ISPs.
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While a standard Google search for 'slavery' yields nearly 21 million results, with the Wikipedia article in the top slot, a Google search launched from the National Education Network returns fewer than 50.
NREN is primarily concerned with large research libraries and consortia, groups that linked only to themselves could not claim to offer a national education network.
Government ministers have set a target for all schools to have a broadband connection to the national education network by September 2006.
The new network, which is part of the National Education Network, will have 50 times the bandwidth capacity of the previous network and will bring over 240,000 pupils online across the county for collaboration, learning and management.
The I2Bask network will also interface with Spain's RedIRIS national education network, and GEANT, the pan-European education network, enabling data to be exchanged efficiently with multiple research and education establishments across a huge geography.
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