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.
Case Western Reserve University hosted the 2nd US Ignite and related ultrahigh-speed broadband workshops on June 9 and 10. The evening program gave everyone a glimpse of the future on a unique 3D stage. Here is a 5 minute video of the highlights.
Glenn Ricart, Consultant to the GENI (Global Initiative for Network Innovations) project and Case alum provided his photographs of presentations on the 3D stage at the June 9th event.
On May 16, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation's CISE Directorate co-hosted a workshop on U.S. Ignite — an exciting new initiative that will create a high-bandwidth, national testbed and accelerate the development and deployment of high-bandwidth applications and services. (Read the rest of the announcement here.
Video of the workshop is available here. You do have to register, but it's pretty painless. You may want to listen to Lev Gonick--the first talk in the tale of 6 cities section, Marv Schwartz's talk which is 31 minutes into the researchers session, and Aneesh Chopra's closing remarks, and perhaps others.)
The Hessler Road and Hessler Court beta block is the only gigabit fiber-to-the-home community in the country. Because of it, we are positioned as a leader in creating the future of broadband in the US. Thank you, Lev Gonick.
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. This project is sponsored by Case Western Reserve University.