Dan Scheinman, senior vice president of Corporate Development for Cisco Systems, believes that new innovations in broadband content will come from university campuses rather than corporate boardrooms. That's why Cisco is partnering with MTVU, MTV's broadband channel geared toward university students, to create a grant program that will dish out $250,000 a year to students experimenting with new and innovative applications for broadband users.
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