Definitions for "BITNET"
Keywords:  cren, mainframe, csnet, listservs, nje
(Historical) Because It’s Time Network. A large network in the USA, which with EARN in Europe, NETNORTH in Canada, and GULFNET in the Middle East is technically a single network where each part has a different organisational structure. The whole network is sometimes also referred to as BITNET. It does not support interactive access, only sending mail and files. BITNET merged with CSNET in 1989 and is now operated by CREN.
Acronym for Because It's Time NETwork. An obsolete network used by the academic and research community for email, mailing lists, and file transfers. It is distinct from the Internet but connected to it through email and news gateways.
A wide area computer network linking many universities in North America.