This is an Emergency Safety Alert from Case Western Reserve University
CWRU Alert: In light of the worsening weather, Case Western Reserve is closing at 1:30 p.m.
Only essential personnel should remain on campus or report to duty after that time. Essential personnel are those whose work contributes to the fundamental activities required to maintain daily operations. The School of Dental Medicine's dental clinics will close at 3 p.m.
The Case Connection Zone is a research project with the goal of bringing 1 Gigabit Internet connectivity to the neighborhoods surrounding University Circle and Case Western Reserve University.
The current beta block, located in the Hessler Road and Hessler Court community, comprises 100 separate residences, each connected by a dedicated fiber to a high-speed switch. We are studying how this ultra high-speed network can be used together with new applications and services to improve the quality of life for the residents in health, energy, safety and education. In addition we are interested in the platform technologies such as multiparty HD or 3D video conferencing.
Blair Levin who led the creation of the National Broadband Plan and Lev Gonick, Case's Vice President of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, announced GigU, a consortium of 29 universities that will bring ultra-high-speed broadband to their campuses and surrounding communities following in the footsteps of the Case Connection Zone.
If you are wondering why Case built the Case Connection Zone or is a founder of GigU, you'll gain insight from Lev's July 27, 2011 blog post.