The road ahead emerging after JANET’s ‘technical first’

It has to be worth noting that JANET has delivered a “technical first for UK research and education” by switching up to 100Gbit/s. As so many budgets are being slashed, is this a real indication about investing in the future?

It is hard to dismiss. While other countries are rushing ahead for the ordinary consumer, the UK has the fastest speeds at the heart of research and education.

At the same time, we have to wonder about the future when another story is emerging that the Government might take the cuffs off HEI admissions. There seems to be real consideration being given for Universities in the UK to admit ‘additional’ students, over and above the allocation, that can pay for their places and maintenance without troubling the public purse – and in many cases not exactly troubling their parents’ wallet either… (more…)