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Logo of iFiber: Illinois Fiber Resources Group
A huge milestone in the iFiber project has been reached, board Chair John L. Lewis says. “Eighty percent of the Core Network is online transmitting at 100 gigabit speeds,” Lewis says. “This is cutting-edge technology, and the iFiber network is the first to deploy broadband speeds of 100 gigabits in this rural region.” The remaining...
Logo of iFiber: Illinois Fiber Resources Group
John Lewis, senior research scholar at NIU’s Regional Development Institute, moderated a panel of experts in the fiber optics industry May 30 at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. Broadband and Economic Development Technology Focus Luncheon. About 150 attendees learned about the importance of high-speed fiber and broadband to economic development in the region. Matthew...
Northern Illinois University has furthered its commitment to enhancing broadband opportunities for under-served Illinois residents by acting as a third-party evaluation consultant for a federally funded high-speed Internet project. “Getting Illinois Low Income Seniors and People with Disabilities Online Demonstration Project” provides Internet connectivity and training to 23 public housing facilities across northern Illinois. The...