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May 16, 2018

High speed fiber optic network benefits communities, institutions around Lake Washington

Rings that indicate speed around a modern city

UW partnered with more than two dozen public institutions to build a high speed data network around Lake Washington that provides a critical information technology backbone for collaborating institutions. The fiber-optic ring connects participating cities, school districts and medical centers, including the recently opened Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) facility in Bellevue. GIX is a collaboration between the UW and other major research universities and companies around the world.