Thank you Google!

We would like to publicly thank Google for their generous support of our work and mission with their recent gift of USD 3.1 million from to help us with our continued goal of improving internet access in emerging markets. For more details you can read the University of Oregon press release here.

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The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), based at the University of Oregon, was established in 1992 to provide technical assistance to organizations setting up computer networks in developing areas for collaborative research, education and international partnerships. Over the past twenty years, the NSRC has worked with universities, research institutes, Internet Service Providers, non-governmental organizations, governmental and supranational agencies, and industry to help develop networks and cyberinfrastructure resources in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, and the Middle East. The NSRC is partially funded by grant number 0963081 from the International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program of the National Science Foundation and Google, with additional contributions from dozens of public and private organizations. The NSRC works closely with several University of Oregon organizations, including the Route Views project, the Network and Telecommunication Services group, UO Libraries, and the Wired Humanities Project (WHP). In addition, the NSRC and the University of Hawaii are working together under the NSF EAGER grant number 1239824.

See our About page to learn more about us or View a map showing where the NSRC has assisted with Internet infrastructure development and technical training programs.


 Tanzania Network Operators Group 2nd Annual Meeting

The NSRC will be assisting at the Second Tanzania Network Operators Group (tzNOG) meeting. Two parallel workshops will be offered with one being on Routing and Switching, and the other workshop to be on Systems and Network Security. The workshops will be held from Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 9, 2014. The TZNOG meeting and workshops will take place in Mwanza, Tanzania at the JB Belmont Hotel. On Sunday, August 3rd an Introduction to Linux and Networking session will be offered.

 WALC 2014

From October 27 through October 31 the 2014 WALC Conference and Workshops will be held in Manta Ecuadora in conjunction with the Universidad Laica "Eloy Alfaro" De Manabi. The NSRC will be leading and organizing a workshop on Network and Bandwidth Management. All tracks will be taught in Spanish.

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A list of upcoming events is available here or you can view our network training workshops if you would prefer.

Recent Stories

Our latest gift of USD 3.1 million from Google (February 2013): Our initial gift of USD 1.25 million from Google (March 2011): About NSRC-supported activites:


(Available in multiple languages and formats) Steven Huter and Adiel Akplogan contributed a short article for the Guardian's feature story about the future of the Internet, published on December 3, 2007.

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Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)
1501 Kincaid Street
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299 USA

Phone: +1-541-346-3547
Fax: +1-541-346-3485


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Recent Activities

NSRC Director, Steven Huter Inducted in to the Internet Hall of Fame

The Internet Hall of Fame inducted NSRC Director, Steven Huter, on April 8, 2014 in a ceremony held in Hong Kong and hosted by the Internet Society’s Hong Kong Chapter. The Internet Hall of Fame was launched by the Internet Society (ISOC) in 2012. You can read more about this prestigious award and how it is awarded here.

Mr. Huter was inducted as a Global Connector, which recognizes individuals from around the world who have made significant contributions to the global growth and use of the Internet. Congratulations to our director for this honor. For more information see:

Group Photo of the 2014 Internet Hall of Fame Inductees in Hong Kong, China

SANOG 23 Virtualization and Security Workshops

NSRC crew Brian Candler and Phil Regnauld along with GZ Kabir of BDCOM taught a workshop on Cloud and Virtualization technologies as part of the 23rd South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG 23) workshop and conference held in Thimphu, Bhutan from January 13-21, 2014. In addition, NSRC instructor Patrick Okui assisted and taught in a Security workshop with fellow instructors Yoshinobu Matzusaki, Fakrul Alam, Randy Bush, Sheryl Hermoso and Steven Bellovin at the same event.

SANOG 23 Cloud and Virtualization Workshop Group Photo - Thimphu, Bhutan - January 2014

NSRC and UbuntuNet Alliance Train the Trainers Workshop

The Network Startup Resource Center, together with the UbuntuNet Alliance taught a 5-day workshop from November 9-13 to train UbuntuNet Alliance network engineers to train other UbuntuNet Alliance network personnel. The workshop had 16 network engineers from 10 countries and was taught at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda as part of the UbuntuNet-Connect 2013 event that took place from November 14-15 at the same venue.

Group photo the NSRC and UbuntuNet Alliance 2013 Train the Trainers program held In Kigali, Rwanda from November 9-13

MARWAN - NSRC Advanced Routing, BGP and IXP Workshop

NSRC crew Brian Candler, Khoudia Gueye Sy, Philip Smith and Phil Regnauld taught a 4-day workshop on Advanced Routing, BGP and IXPs in French and English held from October 28-31, 2013 in Agadir, Morocco in conjuntion with the Moroccon Research and Education Network MARWAN. The workshop was held at the Université Ibnou Zohr in Agadir, Morocco.

Students at work during the MARWAN - NSRC Advanced Routing, BGP and IXP workshop held from October 28-31 in Agadir, Morocco

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