CSE faculty, Holland Computer Center join in project to establish gigabit wireless network in Lincoln

CSE faculty, Holland Computer Center join in project to establish gigabit wireless network in Lincoln

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Supercomputers stand at the ready in Nebraska's Schorr Center, which is the home to the Holland Computing Center.
Supercomputers stand at the ready in Nebraska's Schorr Center, which is the home to the Holland Computing Center.

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln team -- including Computer Science and Engineering faculty Mehmet Can Vuran and Byrav Ramamurthy and the Holland Computing Center -- are partnering with the City of Lincoln and US Ignite on a project that will establish a gigabit wireless network in the community.

Lincoln joins 24 other national and international communities participating in the US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities program. Launched by US Ignite, a nonprofit organization that works to advance technology, the program is focused on developing smart gigabit applications to address local community needs. The US Ignite project was funded by the National Science Foundation.

“Bold ideas, like Ignite-Lincoln and the Lincoln Broadband Project, are fuel for innovation and progress,” said Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler. “This public-private partnership creates the digital infrastructure that gives our entrepreneurs and students high-speed internet, supercomputer access to researchers and other innovators across the nation to build next-generation technology.”