Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Super Fast Internet 2 and Student TV

Here it is: super fast Internet 2, and Student Television.

I'm on the Internet 2 discussion list.

This update I received today is so spectacular, I wanted to display excerpts of the message to my fan base.

Soon, and very soon (as the gospel hymn goes), EVERYTHING will be internetized.

You will do everything, from regulating your refrigerator to watching television, on your computer via internet tech services.

The internet will embrace the entire human universe, and reach to the stars themselves, via the interplanetary internet.

Two things to watch, my fellow geek heads:

* Internet 2

* Interplanetary Internet

I want to have one of the first blogs hosted by Mars satellites and viewable in space stations and shuttles.

Astro-blogging is coming.

But back to this message reproduced below.

Students are becoming their own television programmers.

Read in wild amazement...

The MSM hegemony is almost completely exhausted and all burnt up.

We are enjoying the Victory!


Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Joins The OPEN Student Television Network

MIT to Provide IP Television to Students, Staff and Faculty

CAMBRIDGE, MA - July 26, 2005 - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that it has joined the OPEN Student Television Network (OSTN).

By joining OSTN, students, staff and faculty at MIT will be able to securely access student television shows developed by peer institutions such as University of Southern California, Syracuse University, Ohio State University, Indiana University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and broadcast television programming from content providers such as NBC Universal, FOX and Starz! Encore on their laptops and PCs.

The Open Student Television Network (OSTN) is a hosted IP Television service that offers student-produced broadcast programming over Abilene - Internet2's nationwide high-speed backbone network which provides end-users speeds 100-1000 times faster than the average household broadband connection to laptops and desktop PCs.

The network reaches over three million users, 206 research and educational institutions, and 34 state education networks.

OSTN has also negotiated bulk discounts from major television content providers such as NBC Universal, FOX, and Starz Encore Group for secure delivery of their programming over campuses' commercial Internet connections to the desktop using conditional access and digital rights management and Institutions participating in OSTN opt-in and pay a la carte for the programming on the OSTN IP Television service.

The Open Student Television Network Channel is a national initiative of student television stations working together to build a digital channel of student television shows. On the OSTN Channel, students are not only creating content but they are also making the important programming decisions that appeal to their peer viewing audience.


The OSTN Channel gives voice to students by connecting schools' TV stations through video content sharing and digital delivery of student-produced video content to the PC and TV.

"The CampusEAI Consortium's OPEN Student Television Network represents an exciting and unique opportunity for MIT to provide original programming over advanced networks to its community," said Vijay Kumar, Assistant Provost and Director of Academic Computing, Information Services & Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"MIT Cable's participation in the OPEN Student Television Network will furnish MIT students an exceptional opportunity to have their work seen at over 70 universities. OSTN creates possibilities for student collaboration on a scale unimaginable only several years ago," said Randy Winchester, Team Leader for MIT Cable Television at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "I am anticipating that OSTN will encourage many new students to get involved with video production, and may very well kindle a renaissance in student video production."

"One of Internet2's primary missions is to provide a platform for collaboration and innovation among the research and education community", said Jill Arnold, director of member and partner relations for Internet2. "The OPEN Student Television Network is an example of a leading initiative that enables this kind of idea sharing and content distribution across higher education - providing students and faculty greater access to multimedia learning materials and information."


For more information on the Open Student Television Network

send an e-mail to

information [at] ostn [dot] tv.

To apply for membership in the Open Student Television Network,

visit http://www.ostn.tv/join.shtm.

About MIT

The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

About CampusEAI Consortium

Led by over 100 primary, secondary, and post-secondary education institutions in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States, CampusEAI Consortium is a Cleveland-based, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the development and exchange of community-source software and digital content.

For more information, visit www.campuseai.org.

About Internet2

Internet2 is a consortium being led by 206 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow\'s Internet.

Internet2 is recreating the partnership among academia, industry and government that fostered today's Internet in its infancy initiative."

"Everyone here is really excited to have MIT join OSTN and look forward to collaborating on many levels with such a respectable university, especially in the HD area." says Shane Walker, Vice President of OSTN Studios. "The bulk discount agreements, which OSTN has negotiated with the television content providers, will help MIT to decrease the costs of providing IP television to the student, staff and faculty community."

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[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate

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