Overview: Internet2 is a not-for-profit United States computer networking consortium led by members from the research and education communities, industry, and government. In 2009, Internet2 members included 200 higher education institutions, over 40 members from industry, over 30 research and education network and connector organizations, and over 50 affiliate members. Internet2 operates the Internet2 Network, an Internet Protocol network using optical fiber that delivers network services for research and education, and provides a secure network testing and research environment. In late 2007, Internet2 began operating its newest dynamic circuit network, the Internet2 DCN, an advanced technology that allows user-based allocation of data circuits over the fiber-optic network. The Internet2 Network, through its regional network and connector members, connects over 60,000 U.S. educational, research, government and "community anchor" institutions, from primary and secondary schools to community colleges and universities, public libraries and museums to health care organizations. The Internet2 community develops and deploys network technologies for the future of the Internet. These technologies include large-scale network performance measurement and management tools, secure identity and access management tools and capabilities such as scheduling high-bandwidth, high-performance circuits.
Specifications: Not available
IPR Policy: Available at: http://www.internet2.edu/membership/ip.html
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: October 4, 2013