Merit Network, Inc., is a nonprofit member-governed organization providing high-performance computer networking and related services to educational, government, health care, and nonprofit organizations, primarily in Michigan. Created in 1966, Merit operates the longest running regional computer network in the United States.
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... Today, in addition to network connectivity, Merit offers Point-to-point fiber-optic connections Internet2 connectivity Virtual Private Network (VPN) services ...
... The Merit Network was formed in 1966 as the Michigan Educational Research Information Triad to explore computer networking between three of Michigan's public universities as a means to help the state's ... Michigan and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the packet-switched network was first demonstrated in December 1971 when an interactive host to host connection was made between the IBM mainframe ... to host to host interactive connections the network was enhanced to support terminal to host connections, host to host batch connections (remote job submission ...
... University and Wayne State University, founded the Merit Network, one of the first university computer networks ... The Merit Network was then and remains today administratively hosted by U-M ... Another major contribution took place in 1987 when a proposal submitted by the Merit Network together with its partners IBM, MCI, and the State of Michigan won a national competition to upgrade and expand ...
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