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Understanding Network Impacts of Increased Online Learning Activities

Mar 13, 2020, by Robert Vietzke, Vice President, Network Services, Internet2. The link below to Mr. Vietzke’s blog highlights scenarios for cloud-based learning, which are especially important in the context of the current pandemic.

Idaho’s Education System Ramps Up High Speed Connectivity

Boise– Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed legislation (S 1344) supporting increased bandwidth for the Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON).  Idaho’s high speed, fiber optic backbone serves the state’s unique education, research, health care, and government needs.  The IRON network will be upgraded to 100 gigabits per second statewide, allowing for enhanced data exchange and […]

IRON Announces 2018 Officers

Boise, ID, January 25, 2018 – The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) is pleased to announce its 2018 slate of officers. IRON officers and board of directors are chosen from the organization’s Charter and General Associates which include representatives and members-at large of the state’s higher education, health care, research, state and local government, and […]