Canarie Inc., overseers of a next-generation optical Internet project for which the Government of

Canarie Inc., overseers of a next-generation optical Internet project for which the Government of Canada has earmarked Can$55 million (see Lightwave, November 1998, page 1), is evaluating the results of a request for information from national facilities-based carriers in Canada and "regional advanced networks" on the topics of route diversity and Layer 3 alternate path routing for the Internet network. The Canarie consortium is interested in low-cost, long-haul dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) technology, and has budgeted Can$3 million for what it calls "the minimum route diversity configuration."

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