National LambdaRail (NLR), a consortium of leading U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies deploying a nationwide optical networking infrastructure, selected MCNC to operate NLR Experiment Support Services. NLR's Experiment Support Services will provide a number of services, including coordinating the deployment of experimental equipment, providing engineering support and other assistance to researchers, serving as a facilitator for the researchers and research collaboration, and establishing a set of tools that enables researchers to access the NLR infrastructure in ways not possible on other production research and education networks.
MCNC currently operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). http://www.nlr.net/ess/http://www.mcnc-gcns.org/
- National LambdaRail is using WilTel Communications' OC-192 Optical services to complete their nationwide network.