Internet2, a high speed broadband network, is a consortium of over 200 member Universities and their supporting industrial and government partners. The main purpose of Internet2 is to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies which facilitate education, research and non-commercial applications, using multicasting, digital libraries, virtual laboratories, etc. All these require high-speed transmission of large amounts of data, highly enhancing collaboration and information-sharing among members, which is not possible by regular internet.
For additional information, contact:
John Helms, Director of Telecommunications
Phone: (334) 844-4512