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04
Apr
2022

Enabling Digital Equity in Oklahoma Libraries

By Therese Perlowski

“Eliminating the digital divide enables all citizens to participate fully in our society and economy.” -Sonja Wall, Senior Director of OneNet and OCAN Services. Oklahoma’s state research and education network, OneNet, is committed to leveling the playing field for Oklahoma residents through their work with over…

23
Mar
2021

I-Light: Connecting Small Colleges to National and Regional Research Networks

By Therese Perlowski, Internet2 CAP Program Manager Thanks to I-Light, Indiana’s high-speed fiber-optic network for the research and education community, small colleges are receiving help to apply for and receive funding that previously only went to larger institutions. Historically, many federal funding opportunities for academic research have been reserved…

09
Jun
2020

The Alabama Supercomputer Authority: Connecting Libraries and Communities in Alabama

By Therese Perlowski, Internet2 CAP Program Manager Already serving 600 locations and over 550,000 students, the Alabama Supercomputer Authority is utilizing its “Alabama Research and Education Network” (AREN) network to expand its capabilities with a project to connect 144 public libraries across the state of Alabama. In recognition of…

07
Apr
2020

KINBER: Closing the Digital Divide in Rural Pennsylvania

By Therese Perlowski, Internet2 CAP Program Manager The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has illustrated how broadband access is critical to our country’s students, businesses, and public safety. Yet many communities continue to be left behind. Pennsylvania’s research and education network, Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), is…

03
Mar
2020

KanREN: Empowering Local Community Through Connection and Collaboration

By Therese Perlowski, Internet2 CAP Program Manager KanREN, the Kansas state research and education network, connects government and community anchor institutions to more than just the internet; it connects them to the greater community. When Jim Wisdom, the IT Director for the City of Lawrence, reached out to inquire…

01
Oct
2019

Montana: Moving Toward Gigabit Libraries

By Therese Perlowski, Internet2 CAP Program Manager With over 100 libraries participating in the Toward Gigabit Libraries toolkit project, Montana is empowering libraries to expand broadband access in their communities. The Toward Gigabit Libraries toolkit project, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), created and implemented…