Kiwi libraries get access to 10-gigabit internet service

Kiwi libraries will get access to cutting-edge internet services after the National Library of New Zealand joined KAREN, the country’s State-run, high-capacity, ultra high-speed internet network.

The Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network (KAREN) is administered by the Research and Education Advanced Network NZ (REANNZ) for New Zealand’s research, education and innovation sectors. It can transfer data at up to 10 gigabits a second (10,000 times the speed of a standard broadband connection), enabling seamless two-way interaction and almost instantaneous sharing of data over long distances.