New academic backbone to link Australia with US

Australian university-based internet backbone network, Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) will link into an optical fibre connection to the US, increasing Australia's innovation and research capabilities.

          Australian university-based internet backbone network, Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) will link into an optical fibre connection to the US, increasing Australia's innovation and research capabilities.

          The new trans-Pacific optical fibre, at the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (University of Washington), will connect Australia to the US and allow high-speed connections to major North American data networking initiatives, such as Internet2 and Canarie's CA*Net3.

          The Australian Federal Government says this will be a significant interconnection point for the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network, an international research consortium that links Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

          The new network was linked with assistance from the Federal Government's $A40 million Advanced Networks Program.

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