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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: resend the announcement
Date Wed, 06 Dec 1995 10:18:52 GMT
> Paul wrote,
> > Hmm, well, the network (JANET) is probably one of the
> > biggest in the world in terms of bandwidth. SuperJANET, which
> > Cardiff is on, is a 150Mb backbone.
> that fact usually makes people's jaw drop, but the truth (AFAIK)
> is that SuperJANET is reserved for special projects and isn't in
> day-to-day use (or did they change something?)

Not as of a few months ago (speaking as one who tried to get UKERNA to sanction
the use of SuperJANET for something - they just dithered until it was too late.
Come the revolution they'll be first up against the wall.)

> Connectivity in the UK is pretty good. Janet <-> US  usually stinks.
> Accessing large images over SuperJANET from sites hundreds of miles away
> is much like accessing them from your local disk. Wheeeeeeeeee.

So long as you are allowed to...



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