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Bill St. Arnaud is a R&E Network and Green IT consultant who works with clients on a variety of subjects such as the next generation research and education and Internet networks. He also works with clients to develop practical solutions to reduce GHG emissions such as free broadband and dynamiccharging of eVehicles (See http://green-broadband.blogspot.com/) . For more about me please see http://goo.gl/pOpwBView my complete profile

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Financial sustainability for UCAN and R&E networks

[ I am pleased to see that UCAN has established a committee to look at the long term financial sustainability of UCAN (http://www.usucan.org/) . The deliberations and output of this committee will not only benefit UCAN but R&E networks around the world.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A new generation of Research and Education network architectures

[The future of R&E networks around the world is always under constant review.

Could Apple Be Your Next Phone Company?

[These intriguing rumors emanating from Apple could have profound consequences for R&E networks and connected institutions.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Why the US should be very worried about Canada's debate on Usage based billing

[In many ways Canada is seen as a test market for Internet business concepts that will eventually appear in the US.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Examples of research and education applications for a national R&E wireless network

[I have blogged many times that I think the next major step for national R&E networks is to deploy national wireless solutions integrated with their optical backbones to support numerous eScience applications in sensor networks, environmental modeling, personal mobile health etc.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New developments in partnership between R&E and community networks

[I am pleased to see that Mark Johnson, of the North Carolina R&E network has been appointed by Internet2 as the interim head of the  United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) initiative.

SURFnet aims to have a national wireless hybrid network by 2015

[Once again The Netherlands is showing global innovative leadership in the development of a national R&E wireless network integrated with their optical backbone.