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President Carter to Share History of Alaskan National Parks

President Carter to Share History of Alaskan National Parks Students Invited to Join Him for a Live Webchat on December 2 In 1980, President Jimmy Carter doubled the size of the National Park System when he signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Students throughout the country can celebrate the anniversary of this […]

National Park Service and Internet2 To Deliver 150th Anniversary Reading of the Gettysburg Address Live To Schools and Libraries Across the United States

Park rangers to hold interactive videoconference with K-12 students and library patrons in Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, NJ, PA, and Utah Washington, D.C.–(Nov. 18, 2013) —The National Park Service, Internet2, and Internet2 member organizations across the country are partnering to deliver Tuesday’s Dedication Day ceremony marking the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address live […]

Nez Perce tribe expands broadband access on the Nez Perce Reservation

The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) and the Nez Perce Tribe announce a partnership to expand the Tribe’s broadband access and collaboration within the reservation and across the region. Lapwai, ID, June 14th, 2013 – The Nez Perce Tribe recently completed expansion of its broadband communications infrastructure for enhanced administrative, education public safety, and health care opportunities […]

University of Idaho expands broadband access for Agricultural Research Sites

The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) and University of Idaho announce a partnership to expand the state’s broadband access and collaboration within the state, across the nation, and globally. Moscow, ID, June 14, 2013 – University of Idaho increases its broadband communications infrastructure for enhanced education and research opportunities to serve U of I’s Agriculture […]

Guryan named Distance Education Coordinator

IRON is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Guryan to the newly created position of Distance Education Coordinator. Michael will directly support the objectives of the J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, through a $3.06 million grant awarded to IRON in May of 2012. The J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, and IRON, are […]

North Idaho College expands broadband access for Idaho Panhandle!

The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) and North Idaho College (NIC) announce a partnership to expand the region’s broadband access and collaboration within the state, across the nation, and globally. Coeur d’Alene, ID, October 18, 2012 – North Idaho College (NIC) increases its broadband communications infrastructure for enhanced education and research opportunities to serve NIC’s […]

IRON Awarded J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation Grant

Boise, ID, May 21, 2012 ‐ The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) today announced that the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation has awarded IRON a $3,055,694 grant over the next five years to support distance learning activities and enhanced broadband access for colleges, universities and education research sites throughout Idaho. IRON’s statewide broadband network is currently […]

Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) and Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) are teaming with Idaho National Laboratory and the other Charter Associates of the Idaho Regional Optical Network to build an “IRONclad” bridge across Idaho’s digital divide.

Idaho National Laboratory (INL), with the full support of Battelle Energy Alliance, recently installed one of the world’s fastest super-computers in their state-of-the-art, high performance computing center at the Idaho National Laboratory’s advanced energy research facility in Idaho Falls. INL is making that facility accessible to Higher Ed Researchers throughout Idaho and the Northwest through […]

INL cultivates resources for collaboration and business success

By Misty Benjamin, INL Communications & Governmental Affairs Idaho National Laboratory is supporting research and development by crossing the digital divide in order to expand opportunities in Idaho. INL’s expansion of high performance computing, data computation and visualization centers allows the lab to act as a hub for collaborations between industry and university partners. The […]

ISU Joins Optic Network

By Jake Taylor POCATELLO, Idaho – A fiber optic upgrade coming to Idaho State University could have researchers working much closer with other institutions across the state. ISU has announced a partnership with the Idaho Regional Optic Network, or IRON. The new network provides an ultra-fast broadband connection for research institutions across the state. “It […]