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KAREN (Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network) is a data network providing high capacity, ultra high speed connections between New Zealand's universities, polytechnics, Crown research institutes, schools, libraries, museums and archives, and out to the rest of the world. KAREN is dedicated to enabling faster, better and different education, research and innovation in New Zealand. KAREN consists of a dedicated, high performance national backbone network connecting 23 Points of Presence, or PoPs throughout New Zealand. KAREN can carry huge amounts of data 10 gigabits a second, 200,000 times faster than dial-up internet and 10,000 times faster than a standard broadband connection.

KAREN is run by REANNZ

Its web site is http://wiki.karen.net.nz

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