Universities will link up to boost research
Gov. Warner announced the creation of a new super-fast fiberoptic network that will link up the state's six major research institutions, permitting them to share information with one another as well as access national and international research resources. Virginia Tech, George Mason, Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth, William & Mary and UVA will invest around $6 million over five years for the project. The universities hope that this network will improve the Commonwealth's scientific research and development capabilities. The RTD story is available here.