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Funding for NaukaNet provided by the US National Science Foundation and the Ministry for Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation. Telecommunications services are provided by Teleglobe.

This NaukaNet web site is available at two locations, in US and Russia:

Updated: 2002-07-14

NaukaNet is Growing!

The NaukaNet network (formerly FASTnet) is in process of being upgraded to a 155 Mbps service between Starlight in Chicago and Moscow. Due to the unexpected financial collapse of the previous telecommunications carrier, Teleglobe, the previous 45 Mbps network ceased operation on June 1, 2002. The NaukaNet team has been working since that time on a new and much improved network service. Telia is the new carrier and should have the new circuit operational by July 20, 2002.

The graphics below point to PDF files which clearly show the growth in network usage over the past several months. The new NaukaNet network should have capacity sufficient to carry the program at least through the end of December, 2002 with no network congestion.

NaukaNet is a joint US-Russian project to provide next generation Internet services to collaborating US-Russian scientists and educators.

Its goals include assisting meritorious scientific collaborations requiring advanced, high performance Internet services; connecting the Russian next generation Internet network to the US vBNS and other next generation networks in the US and elsewhere; and, more broadly, encouraging and supporting productive cooperation between the US and Russian scientific communities.

The power of the internet is unimaginable. Through it, we can do most things which were believed to be impossible before. Now, you can even call someone from the other side of the world with just a click. You can earn money through the internet. You can even interact with people from other countries and that’s only possible thanks to the internet. Good thing that telecommunication companies are still trying to make the experience better. Some of these companies keep on enhancing internet services to ensure that their customers won’t be having any problems with their connection. You can even browse websites like without encountering any lags or errors. It’s truly amazing how advanced the world has become now.

The continuous development of technology and internet has opened several opportunities for everyone. Nowadays, you can easily search and apply for job posts. If you are looking for a job, you don't need to check the newspapers or directly go to companies. Moreover, you can work in the comfort of your own home. There are several kinds of online jobs, such as virtual assistant, web content writer, academic tutor, transcriptionist, web developer, market researcher, graphic artist, web designer, and much more.

If you don't have extensive knowledge about computers and programming, the best thing you can do is blog writing. Most people, especially women who are taking care of their children, do this kind of job. Note that you need to be familiar with Search Engine Optimization or SEO. Moreover, it is better if you will learn how to embed google map to your website to attract more website visitors.

Don't be that financially savvy most especially when it come to your internet speed. When you want to cut your expenses, don't ever think of downgrading your internet speed because it will be detrimental to you- in many ways. And it is very essential to consider it if your family or business highly depends on the internet. A world of possibilities will be opened up if you have a high speed internet or broadband at home or at work. Besides, some experts believe that it can make lives better. Well, it can help us do things faster and better without interruptions. That is the reason why before you skimp on high internet speed, think of the reasons why it is a must not in the long run.

If you do not have an internet connection at home, may be, it is the best time to have one. We are already in the digital world, so we should deal with it. Otherwise, we will be left in the dark experiences of the past, when everything seemed to be complicated. If you want to connect in the internet, make sure that it provides you with higher speed. Choose the best network and be open with possibilities. Try to open free web directories.

Education is one of the most important aspects in life. Through education, we could gain knowledge. And knowledge is something that could never be taken from us. That is the reason why we should exert our utmost efforts to promote and encourage every people from all parts of the world the significance of education. We should point out the beauty of being an educated individual. We should not deprive others because they deserve to learn more too.

Do you know that in almost all countries, education is also a problem? The illiteracy rate of the population rises. It is an indication that people are actually not aware of what we call education. We should aim that such rate should instead decrease. If all are educated, perhaps, we could work hand in hand to help save our mother earth. The sad fact is that, also not all people are aware of this that is why we could open up their minds by showing to them every video on your blog or website.

You see things and you say 'Why?' But I dream thing that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'. - Geroge Bernard Shaw


The map at left shows current traffic flows across NaukaNet. Triangles show source of traffic; inverted trianges indicate destination. Sites connected by arcs are the heavist current consumers. Colors indicate network protocols and are described in the key below.

Current 10 Top Users
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