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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Four-year universities create opportunities with ARE-ON

All of Arkansas’s four-year public universities will soon be connected to ARE-ON, the high-speed fiber based optical communications network that will expand research, academic, healthcare and emergency preparedness capabilities throughout the state.

ARE-ON (Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network) provides access to national/international high speed infrastructure such as the National LambdaRail, an ultra-fast national Internet infrastructure that will allow researchers to send and receive large files; give classrooms access to ultra high-definition video conferencing and expand opportunities in telemedicine for the state’s healthcare providers, among other benefits.