National LambdaRail Pioneering America’s Broadband Future
One of the hottest topics in the networking industry these days is how the United State’s should develop its broadband infrastructure, highlighted most recently by the Federal Communications Commission’s comprehensive, multi-billion dollar plan to keep the country competitive in the age of the Internet. But since 2003, one organization has been quietly building a big part of the country’s digital future on its own.
He also reports that the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is using the NLR network to connect scientists to its $100 million National Institutes of Health research facility.
Waltner writes that the National LambdaRail (NLR) is now one of the world’s most formidable public networks, capable of boosting economic development and scientific research through the power of ultra-fast broadband communications. But getting NLR this far has required a little luck and a lot of perseverance. He also writes a bit about NLR’s history.