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Regional Network Improves

UMD is an anchor tenant of the Northeast Service Cooperative (NESC) ARRA Broadband Network. The primary network ring is up and running now. NESC has run fiber to the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Center for Economic Development, and the Cloquet Forestry Center, although these links have not yet been turned on. Later this spring or summer, NESC will connect to Glensheen Mansion, the Research Lab Building, and the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. We hope all of these sites will be on the new network by the end of summer. This network will provide much greater bandwidth for the price as compared to their current capacity.