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Bill St. Arnaud is a consultant and research engineer who works with clients around the world on a variety of subjects such as next generation Internet networks and developing practical solutions to reduce CO2 emissions such as free broadband and dynamic charging of eVehicles. He is an author of many papers and articles on these topics and is a frequent guest speaker. For more details on my research interests see

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Federated R&E networks take a step forward in Europe

[At the recent highly acclaimed Terena networking conference in Iceland there were several significant steps forward to move to “federated” R&E networks in Europe.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How Internet 2 is helping researchers make effective use of commercial clouds

[Here is an excellent article in HPC in the cloud on how the Internet 2 network is helping researchers and educators use commercial clouds.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

IXPs and CDNs critical to the future of competitive broadband Internet

[We continue to see consolidation in the broadband market and various games played by the cablecos and telcos to thwart competition or undermine network neutrality (See below).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Software Defined Networks and integration of Wifi with 3G/4G for R&E networks

[A number of R&E networks such as SURFnet, JANET, AARnet, etc are actively promoting mobile services and looking at integration of campus Wifi with 3G/4G networks using Eduroam.

Monday, May 7, 2012

European R&E networks- cloud development and Green IT

[Here are 2 good sources on the latest developments with European R&E networks on providing cloud services to their communities and Green IT.