WiscNetWisconsin Network (University of Wisconsin)
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The dramatic increase in capacity will allow further information and resource sharing among education organizations, which are key pillars of WiscNet.
WiscNet is a non-profit, membership-based association of public and private organizations that provides access to worldwide information and computing resources with primary emphasis on education, research, and public service.
Under the terms of the agreement, the provider of fibre-based communications services will increase the capacity it delivers to WiscNet from 1Gb/s to 10Gb/s.
The increase in capacity will enable further information and resource sharing among education organisations, WiscNet said.
What is unusual about WiscNet is that it provides a free toolkit to its members in an effort to help demystify how the Internet works and provide more efficient technical support.
Teachers also benefit from VisualRoute and the other WiscNet tools because they are provided at no charge to member institutions.
WiscNet is a member-governed non-profit cooperative that provides wide-area infrastructure and managed network services to Wisconsin's educational and civic institutions.