I-Nets to the rescue

Robinson, Thomas G.
November 2005
CED;Nov2005, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p34
Trade Publication
This article presents a discussion about institutional networks, especially interconnected networks, that took place at the annual conference of National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors in Washington. One of the biggest challenges is not the technical underpinnings of the interconnection, but rather the logistical, political, turf and related issues that surround implementation of a secure, region-wide network of this type and size. The various institutional networks throughout the region, most provided by one operator and all fully or primarily fiber optic-based, could serve as the underlying physical platform for necessary communications between jurisdictions.


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