Wake Forest, along with Duke University, N.C. State University and UNC Chapel Hill, are establishing the N.C. Next Generation Network (NC NGN) as part of the GiG.U initiative involving 37 universities nationwide. The initiative has drawn more than $200 million in private investment funding.
The goal is enticing an Internet service provider (ISP) to offer ultra high-speed wireless service up to 100 times faster than typically available, with a potential cost of $70 to $100 a month. Providers would design, build, operate and own the network.
The initiative is patterned after the Google ultra high-speed project in Kansas City, Mo.
Thanks to Jon Lowder for the link.
Neither the City of GSO or the two large state universities here seem to be associated with the effort. How do we find out if we want to be included, and if so, get included?