A collaborative project undertaken by an alliance of over 130 research universities in the US. The universities and their corporate partners in this venture seek to develop leading-edge network capability and to develop "next generation" applications for the new networks in order to meet the dynamic needs of academic institutions in research, teaching, and learning.
Internet2 is a collaboration among more than 100 U.S. universities to develop networking and advanced applications for learning and research. Since much teaching, learning, and collaborative research may require real-time multimedia and high-bandwidth interconnection, a major aspect of Internet2 is adding sufficient network infrastructure to support such applications. Although Internet2 is not envisioned as a future replacement for the Internet, its organizers hope to share their developments with other networks, including the Internet.
high speed networking infrastructure that includes extremely high bandwidth, management techniques and products that support levels and quality of service. Over 170 U.S. universities, working together with partners in industry and government, are leading the Internet2 project. Internet2 is working to enable applications, such as telemedicine, digital libraries and virtual laboratories that are not possible with the technology underlying today's Internet. As a project of the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID), the Internet2 project is not a single separate network, but rather joins member network application and engineering development efforts together with many advanced, campus, regional, and national networks.
Internet2 is a U.S. university-led effort to develop advanced network applications and the network technologies needed to support them. 170+ member U.S. universities work closely with partners in industry and government, and with advanced networks around the world. It is the U.S. counterpart to Canada's CA*net.