Ukerna switch keeps internet link going

June 14, 2002

British universities narrowly escaped isolation from the internet as one of the Janet network's suppliers went into liquidation.

Janet's holding company, the United Kingdom Education and Research Networking Association, made a last-minute decision to switch its connection from KPNQwest before the company entered administration at the end of May. In the short term, WorldCom will take over the KPNQwest contract.

Ukerna has tendered the job through a European accelerated procurement procedure.

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