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1. A city of central Kansas west of Topeka. From 1867, when the railroad arrived, until 1871, it was a major shipping point for Texas cattle.
2. A city of west-central Texas west-southwest of Fort Worth. Founded in 1881 with the coming of the railroad, the city first prospered as a shipping center for cattle.


(Placename) a city in central Texas. Pop: 114 889 (2003 est)


(ˈæb əˌlin)

a city in central Texas. 108,476.
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Noun1.Abilene - a city in central TexasAbilene - a city in central Texas    
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
2.Abilene - a town in central Kansas to the west of TopekaAbilene - a town in central Kansas to the west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
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Pacific Wave, a project of the Corporation for Education Networking in California (CENIC) and Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP), includes the following facilities and capabilities:
Short for gigabit point of presence, a GigaPoP is a network access point that supports high rates of data transfer.
IEEAF's member institutions include the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC - represented by California State University at Hayward, California Politechnic University at San Luis Obispo, and University of Southern California), the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (represented by University of Washington), the Pacific Internet2 Coalition (represented by University of Hawaii), the University of Maryland, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID), Indiana University, and Geographic Network Affilites, Inc (GEO).
of Washington-led Pacific/Northwest Gigapop, and Nortel Networks joined forces to deliver 2.
It is building high-speed links to the Abilene branch of the Internet2 network and other Internet2 institutions via the Pacific Northwest GigaPop, managed by the University of Washington in Seattle.
The Dialog Corporation intends to leverage the connectivity capabilities of GigaPop in conjunction with DialogNet, the company's telecom backbone and secure network.
s first working Gigapop, a high-speed regional network serving as a testbed for interconnecting very-high-performance backbones, such as ESNet, vBNS, DREN, and the NASA Science Internet (NSI).
Pacific Wave is an integral part of the worldwide fabric of research and education networks," said Louis Fox, President and CEO of CENIC, the nonprofit corporation which, with the Pacific Northwest Gigapop, runs Pacific Wave with the support of the University of Washington and the University of Southern California.
With the new Mimosa MicroPoP and GigaPoP architectures, Nemont can now far exceed the FCC minimum requirements, delivering in excess of 100Mbps services to its customers, allowing those customers access to Nemont's various telecommunications service offerings.
GCS needed the high speed, low latency broadband capability that the Montana West Missoula GigaPOP Seattle connection was poised to deliver.