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  • From: Greg Wood <>
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  • Subject: I2-NEWS: WEBCAST: The Future of Connectedness
  • Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 10:07:11 -0500
  • Organization: Internet2


Thursday, 31 January 2002
3:30-5:00pm ET
Washington, DC

Live Webcast available at:

Douglas Van Houweling, President and CEO

with commentary by
Michael Calabrese
Director, Public Assets Program, New America Foundation

Karen Kornbluh
Markle Fellow, New America Foundation

J. H. Snider
Markle Fellow, New America Foundation

TechNet and CSPP, two coalitions of high-tech CEOs, recently asked the
government to set an ambitious goal - a National Broadband Policy - to
connect 100 million homes and businesses to a next generation Internet
50 to 100 times faster than today's broadband connections. Since Internet connections at these faster rates cannot be delivered on the current infrastructure that carries DSL and cable broadband, the challenge will be how to facilitate a wired and wireless infrastructure that is both affordable and accessible to most Americans.

A prototype of the high-performance Internet of the future already exists. Networks used by the Internet2 community connect universities and research labs at speeds that can support advanced applications such as tele-medicine and streaming HDTV quality video.

Douglas Van Houweling, President and CEO of Internet2 will outline this
technology, its advanced network applications, and the infrastructural
challenges to broadening its reach.

Internet2 is a not-for-profit consortium led by over 190 US universities and partnered with over 70 leading companies. New America's Calabrese, Kornbluh, and Snider will comment on the policy and political challenge involved in providing the wired and wireless connections necessary for achieving universal and affordable access to the next generation Internet.

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For more information about Internet2, see:

Seating for this event at the New America Foundation offices in Washington, D.C. is available but limited. To RSVP, please contact Laura Gillespie at 202-986-4901 or .

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