SoX is a cooperative initiative by the
members of the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA).
Initial support for development of the SoX inter networking aggregation
facility is provided by a National Science Foundation Grant.
SoX is designed to facilitate access
to current and future highly integrated, digital communications services
for education, research, and economic development within the region and
across the United States. The mission is to connect both SoX Participants
to Next Generation Internet services, as well as commodity services where
appropriate, thus enhancing opportunities for collaboration among university
researchers at institutions throughout the Southeast in a very cost effective
manner. SLR will also connect researchers to each other but with dedicated
point-to-point connections rather than shared ones.