Public service with separate management within the Federal Public Service for Science Policy Programming (since 2000)
Chairman of the Management Committee
www .belnet .be
Belnet (or the Belgian National research and education network) is a Belgian internet provider for educational institutions, research centres, scientific institutes and government services. Since 1993, BELNET provides web services to higher education, federal departments and ministries, and international organisations. 
Belnet also operates the Belgian
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT.be), and the Belgian National Internet eXchange (BNIX). Belnet is connected to  Internet2 (a not-for-profit United States networking consortium), GÉANT (a high speed pan-European data network) and to several European internet exchanges, and is active in grid computing. 
Since 2001, Belnet provides
IPv6 connectivity and multicast access to its customers.
One of Belnet's
FTP servers is a mirror for holding several files related to the FOSS and GNU communities, as well as Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, and Fedora.
Since 2004, Belnet is the operator of BEgrid, the Belgian research grid infrastructure,
and since 2009 it is also the operator of the BEgrid Portal (based on  P-GRADE Portal technology).
References [ edit ]
^ "Who are we?". Belnet.be . Retrieved . 2013-08-12
^ "History". Belnet.be . Retrieved . 2013-08-12
^ "Separately-managed State department - Research and applications - Belgian Science Policy". Belspo.be . Retrieved . 2013-08-12
^ "Announcement - Belgian research grid connects to world-wide grid". Belnet.be. 22 November 2005.
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