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MEMPHIS, TN --(Commercial Appeal - June 23, 2010) - A breakthrough in global communications.
That's how state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber on Tuesday characterized the Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking (MCAN).
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» 6/22/2010 - State-Funded Ultra High-Speed Research Link Launches
MEMPHIS, TN -- June 23, 2010 - Connects Memphis Researchers to Oak Ridge, National Research Peers
The Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking (MCAN) will inaugurate its ultra high speed fiber-optic communications network today with an event at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology.
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HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it is partnering with the Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking (MCAN) to provide a dark fiber ring to enable 10 Gigabit (Gbps) services across the interconnected MCAN network.
MCAN is a unique collaboration of Memphis-based universities and hospitals, including the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Memphis, the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Through an interconnected networking strategy, these organizations will be able to share content and information in a revolutionary, cost effective and collaborative way.
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» 2/19/2010 - Officials Establish High-Speed Link For Research Data
Russell Ingram is mapping out a way for information to zoom between research institutions.
Ingram, the president of the Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking (MCAN), said this proprietary, high-speed link will enable data to travel 3,000 times faster than typical broadbands.
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» 2/15/2010 - State Grant to Build Ultra High-Speed Research Link between Memphis and Oak Ridge
$3 Million Grant to be Used for Start-up Costs and Development
The Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking (MCAN) and Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) announced the receipt of a $3 million cost reimbursement grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to establish a statewide, ultra high-speed research computing network.
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