MU joins university community project to build high-speed data network

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | 1:53 p.m. CDT; updated 6:36 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 27, 2011

COLUMBIA — MU is joining an effort by some of the country's top universities to build high-speed data networks in their local communities.

The project is known as Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. Participating schools include Duke, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Wake Forest University.

The schools and their local partners will solicit proposals from telecommunications companies in their areas. They hope to quickly build high-speed broadband networks in communities with low unemployment rates and heavy demand for such services.

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