Andrew Palms graduated from the University of Michigan in 1986. Since then he has been at the forefront of end-user network technologies. In the 1980s he instigated the first twisted pair Ethernet and twisted pair LocalTalk on the University of Michigan campus. Today, he is spearheading the implementation of wireless LANs and high speed residential network services. Throughout his career Mr. Palms has been involved with connecting end stations to networks with increasing speed, mobility and distance. He is currently the Director of Product Development of the IT Communications Services unit at the University of Michigan.