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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This conference is about creating connections for these emerging markets, or NRENs.
We're the GCC's first dual stack network, so we offer IPv6 from the network all the way around all the other NRENs around the world," he adds.
In the Peru, from beginning of 2003 in coordination with the National Council of Science and Tecnology and with the participation of five universities and two centers of investigation, the implementation of a NREN proposed with the lens to interconnect the universities and the centers of investigation of the Peru, and these with other NREN already implemented in the world.
Steve Wolff, NSF Director of Networking Programs, put the issue in perspective during a presentation to representatives of the Internet community when he stated that the NREN (higher education, K-12 education, public libraries, and state and local governments) represents only 0.
NREN will widen the research and education community's access to high-performance computing and research centers and to electronic information resources and libraries.
Because most hypermedia development takes place on personal computers which are connected to WANS via modems, high-speed WANS like the NREN are going to be only a partial solution to the speed problem.
But NSF's research budget, with a requested 18% increase over FY92, has been flat funded, meaning "it will be hard to come up with the total amount" for NREN activities, Wilson says.
Case in point: the telecommunications infrastructure in rural America is generally barely adequate for voice communications and cannot suport touch-tone service, let alone the advanced data capacity required by NREN.
Cook observes that, as it is now evolving, "end users of NREN must go through some network service provider, either under contract with an agency or as a commercial service, and that the network service vendor will charge a connectivity fee and a subscription fee and possibly traffic dependent fees (that is payment by the packet for what you send and receive).
The regional telephone companies seem to believe that the NREN is potentially a rival to their plans to invest in the universal high-speed infrastructure.
The first example depends on high-speed access from the graphical desktop to high-performance computation and illustrates the marriage of the "R" and the "E" in NREN.
The Internet, a precursor to NREN, already provides computer connections among hundreds of universities, government laboratories, and industrial research organizations.