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April 13, 2017

New high-speed fiber optic network supports UW’s Global Innovation Exchange

Abstract Illustration of an urban highway going to the modern city

UW partnered with 27 municipalities in the Seattle metro area to build a state-of-the-art high-speed fiber optic network around Lake Washington. Designed and engineered by UW-IT, the network expands the region’s capacity and directly supports UW Bothell and the UW’s Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) in Bellevue. GIX is a collaboration between the UW and Tsinghua University in China, with support from Microsoft, to bring students and faculty together to work on real-world challenges in a project-based, globally focused learning environment.