MaineREN is a facilities-based Regional Optical Network (RON) servicing Maine’s Research & Education community.
MaineREN was created by the University of Maine System to deliver the cyberinfrastructure necessary to participate in, and be considered for, high-technology research. As the National Science Foundation has made the ability to demonstrate appropriate levels of Cyberinfrastructure a requirement for funding, it is crucial in Maine’s ability to attract and retain this high-technology research that our institutions have access to the national and international R&E community though a facilities-based RON.
This effort is similar to other regional networks throughout the United States.
Here is a listing of some of the institutions that are connected through MaineREN.
- Bates College
- Bowdoin College
- Colby College
- College of the Atlantic
- Maine Maritime Academy
- Maine Media Workshops + College
- Thomas College
- Unity College
- University of Maine
- University of Maine at Augusta
- University of Maine at Farmington
- University of Maine at Fort Kent
- University of Maine at Machias
- University of Maine at Presque Isle
- University of Southern Maine