Northern Crossroads


  • Foster advanced networking in support of research and education in New England;
  • Share intellectual capital and material resources to further the development and delivery of advanced network services and applications to our communities;
  • Aggregate services to benefit from economies of scale;
  • Encourage collaboration among participating institutions and our respective academic communities;
  • Consolidate regional representation of our interests to the larger national and international community, and;
  • Collaborate with other organizations pursuing advanced networking.


A consortium led by over 200 US research institutions and their partners to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies.

The Quilt
A dynamic forum where leaders from throughout the regional networking community build on the intellectual capital and best practices of network service providers worldwide.

The NorthEast Research and Education Network fosters the development of a regional optical network in New England.

The NoX
The Northern Crossroads facilitates advanced networking and collaboration among research institutions in New England.



Northern Crossroads