University of Maryland and the Internet
Building on a proud history of technological achievement.
The laboratory builds on the University of Maryland’s outstanding
contribution to the Internet development effort during the past 20 years.
The university played a major role in the development of ARPANet and was
the first host of “MAE East,” the telecommunications hub connecting ARPANet
to users in the early 1980s. Today, the University of Maryland is one of the
Internet 2 member universities exploring a faster, more reliable Internet.
Located just outside Washington D.C., at College Park, the university is
well-situated as a prime resource for the growing e-business region of
Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
A collaborative approach across disciplines.
Drawing from the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences;
the A. James Clark School of Engineering, the College of Behavioral and
Social Sciences; and the College of Library and Information Services, the
Smith School’s Netcentricity Business Laboratory exploits the University of
Maryland’s world-class resources for addressing the inter-related and
complex issues associated with netcentric business practices and human