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NESC Middle Mile Project Connects Remote Sites to UMD Campus

UMD has completed contracts with the Northeast Service Cooperative (NESC) to participate in the NESC Middle Mile Fiber Project, funded in 2009 by federal stimulus funds. UMD is an anchor tenant in the project, and we have provided space on campus for NESC equipment. Remote sites that will be connected to the UMD campus through the NESC project are:

  • Cloquet Forestry Center
  • Center for Economic Development at the Duluth Technology Village
  • Natural Resources Research Institute
  • Research Lab Building
  • DECC Campus Stores and Athletics
  • Glensheen Historic Estate

We hope that all sites will be using this new network by Summer 2013. ITSS and Facilities Management are working closely with NESC and remote sites on installation.

The value of this project is to expand the amount of bandwidth available to each site from megabyte speeds to gigabyte speeds for equal cost.