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View Resource Internet 2 Homepage

It is almost universally agreed that the Internet bandwidth problem has reached critical proportions for the research and education community. This site presents possible solutions. The Internet 2 site provides information about the "cooperative effort of member universities working together with private member companies and non-profit organizations," through "high bandwidth and bandwidth...

https://www.internet2.edu/
View Resource Broadband Forum

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), one of the key technologies in the transition to broadband telecommunications, is used to transmit "data, video and voice at ultra high speeds." This home page for the ATM Forum is a good place to learn about the technology and its many applications. For people unfamiliar with ATM, the Beginner's Guide to ATM explains some of the basic principles involved in...

https://www.broadband-forum.org
View Resource A Virtual Internet Architecture

Researchers from the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute discuss the implementation details of a virtual Internet (VI) architecture in this March 2003 technical paper. Similar in concept to virtual memory, "VI's manage concurrent sharing of resources, provide protection, and present an abstraction of the underlying service." Networking specialists could benefit from...

https://www.isi.edu/touch/pubs/isi-tr-2003-570/isi-tr-2003-5...
View Resource Feedly Screenshot

For those still mourning the loss of Google Reader, Feedly might be a good place to rebuild. Start with a particular blog or URL you would like to follow, or explore one of the suggested topics. The smooth, easy-to-use interface makes it a snap to browse the headlines or delve more deeply into particular stories of interest. Feedly is compatible with all operating systems.

https://cloud.feedly.com/
View Resource Blue Sky Innovation Screenshot

The Chicago Tribune has broken new ground with this ambitious initiative to gather news, analysis, and events related to innovation and entrepreneurship. As the site indicates, "Blue Sky informs, inspires and connects an audience that looks at business…in new ways." Visitors can get started by looking over the short-form news stories on the homepage. Recent pieces have covered the curious barge...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/