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- proper n. A British, private, government-funded computer network dedicated to education and research. Abbreviation: JANET.
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My initial thought was that it was crappy cable connection to blame so I did some checking against a number of other ISPs (BT, Plusnet, Tiscali and the Joint Academic Network (which manages the gov.uk zone)) and got nothing.
However, said Mr Bainton, dubbing them subscribers did not solve all problems because the UK's higher education institutions got their net access from one source - the Joint Academic Network (Janet).
The UK's Joint Academic Network is close to implementing a datacentre consolidation strategy in a bid to cut costs, says Tom Young