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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Councilwoman Cartright Joins Stony Brook University at “First to 100” Announcement

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Farmingville, NY –  On March 9, Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright (third from right) joined in congratulating and recognizing Stony Brook University on their latest achievement. Led by University President Samuel Stanley, Jr. (center) and Vice President for Information Technology Melissa Woo (third from left), the University announced they now offer 100 Gigabit per second connection to the Internet2 Research Network. This breakthrough makes Stony Brook University the fastest connection to the Internet2 Research Network in New York State. Town of Brookhaven Commissioner of Information Technology W. Scott Bradley (second from right) was also in attendance.

 Internet2 is a collaborative research environment for United States researchers and academic communities. It serves almost one hundred thousand community anchor institutions, hundreds of universities, numerous government agencies and hundreds of other partners. The new connection speed will allow faster transfer times, faster data processing and faster data product downloads and will provide yet another significant advantage for the Stony Brook University research community.

 “Stony Brook remains at the forefront of technological advancement and scientific breakthroughs and their partnership in the Internet2 Research Network Community is just one of the many ways that SBU is a pioneer in the field,” said Councilwoman Cartright. “Thank you to the faculty, staff, administration and students for your ongoing efforts to ensure that Stony Brook University remains a leader throughout the state and the world.”

 For more information about Internet2 please visit Internet2 Website.
 For information about Stony Brook University please visit Stony Brook Website.


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