Advanced Network & Services, Inc. (ANS) was formed
in September of 1990 as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing
education by accelerating the use of computer networking applications
From 1990 to 1995 it helped to build the backbone
of the Internet, and in 1995 ANS sold its assets and operations
to AOL. In 1996 and beyond ANS became a philanthropic organization
creating ThinkQuest, The National Tele-Immersion Initiative and
funded many other educational programs.
Since 1996, ANS has chosen to fund programs in other
organizations that meet our criteria and further our goals rather
than directly manage and staff our own programs. We expect that
ANS will stop operating during 2008 and be formally closed down
by the end of 2008.