Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Broadband in libraries (UK)
"Greater access to high speed broadband for the public in libraries across England is now possible thanks to an agreement brokered by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. MLA is working with JISC and JANET(UK), who respectively fund and operate the JANET education and research network, to give public libraries access to a wider range of high quality online learning resources and the option of a faster internet service. To give some idea of the potential improvement, JANET connection speeds are 1 gigabit per second (1Gbit/s) – up to ten times more than existing typical bandwidths at central libraries in England, which in turn can be ten times more than home connections"