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MOREnet Selected to Work with U.S. UCAN

Thursday, February 16, 2012

MOREnet has been selected to work with the U.S. Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) to help define and provide support, guidance, direction and services that can be offered to community anchor institutions to help advance broadband applications across the United States.

"This speaks to the continued support and dedication MOREnet has to its member communities and Internet2. We will be part of defining the next generation of broadband and that is important," states John Gillispie, Executive Director of MOREnet.

Below you will find the news release in its entirety. If you have any questions please contact John Gillispie at gillispiej@more.net.

U.S. UCAN Selects 14 Affiliate Program Participants To Support Community Anchor Institutions Nationwide

La Jolla, Calif.—Feb. 6, 2012—The U.S. Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) today announced the selection of 14 affiliate program participants to facilitate advanced and innovative broadband applications to help community anchor institutions. These initial affiliates will work with U.S. UCAN to expand the program throughout 2012. The announcement was made at The Quilt and StateNets Joint Winter 2012 Meeting.

“I am excited to begin collaborating with our initial set of affiliates to define the programs and services we will build together to deliver advanced broadband networks and use them effectively,” said Mark Johnson, interim executive director, U.S. UCAN.

The U.S. UCAN national program office and the pilot affiliates will work together to define and provide appropriate support, guidance, direction and services that can be offered to community anchor institutions. The pilot affiliates will be the primary contact point for community anchor institutions.

The 14 affiliates selected are:

•    CENIC
•    FLR
•    Indiana GigaPOP
•    IRON
•    MAGPI
•    MCNC
•    MDREN
•    Montana
•    MOREnet
•    New York
•    OARnet
•    PNWGP
•    UEN
•    WiscNet

About U.S. UCAN

Established by Internet2 in 2011, The United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) is a national project dedicated to ensuring community anchor institutions, including public libraries, schools, community colleges, research parks, public safety and health care institutions have access to advanced broadband capabilities. Utilizing the Internet2 Network and in collaboration with regional research and education networks across the country, U.S. UCAN will enable these anchor institutions to serve their communities with telemedicine, distance learning and other life-changing advanced network applications. For more information about U.S. UCAN, visit www.usucan.org.

Media contact: Todd Sedmak, Internet2, 202-331-5373 or Todd@Internet2.edu.

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