Internet connectivity at the University of Rhode Island will soon become faster thanks to more than $3 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Energy. Cox Communications has installed 44 miles of fiber optic cable connecting the Kingston campus, Narragansett Bay Campus, and $30 million Ocean State Higher Education Economic Development and Administrative Network. This network will provide high-speed access to all members and include links to the W. Alton Jones and Feinstein Providence campuses. URI’s Tyler Hall data center will serve as the communications hub for the entire southern portion of the state network. With greater bandwidth, URI can offer high definition video, crystal clear telephone connections, and advanced videoconferencing.