My name is Wayne Smith. I am a technology manager at a large,
public University and a doctoral student in Information Science
at a small, private University.
I have a question for the CIO's and CTO's on this list.
Have you ever implemented (or considered implementing)
a residential broadband solution by extending the
campus IP frame beyond your physical campus-managed
I'm specifically referring to co-location with CLEC's/ILEC's or
simply direct, say, four-wire xDSL connections to non-campus
managed (but constituent based, such as students, or "high-end"
network research faculty) facilities. The latter would have
an ILEC (or maybe a CLEC) manage the PHY layer, but everything else
above it in the stack is managed by the institution, or at least,
not by the same ILEC (or maybe a CLEC).
This is an area of active research for me and I'd like to get
some feedback on what some campuses have done or have considered,
but not done. I realize that many campuses are looking to *get out*
of providing (non-value-added?) PHY and MAC and IP-layer
solutions (including dial-up...grin), but I thought there might be
a campus or two that has either done something like this
(say, because of the telecomm industry slowdown or because
they actually feel it is a better solution, at least for some
stakeholders). Either way, my research would benefit from your input.
If there is interest, I can summarize for the group.
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