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NREN (National Research and Education Network)
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The NREN is the backbone data network of the Internet, administered by the NSF (National Science Foundation). It succeeded the NSFnet (National Science Foundation network) as the major Internet network for research and education in the United States as of the signing of the "High-Performance Computing Act of 1991," a bill sponsored by then Senator Al Gore. It calls for a high-capacity (gigabits per second) network and the coordination of networking efforts among federal organizations.
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