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Internet2

The second generation of the Internet, developed by a consortium of more than 200 universities, private companies and the U.S. government. It was not developed for commercial use or to replace the Internet, but is the reincarnation of it, intended primarily for research. Whereas the Internet was first designed to exchange text, Internet2 is designed for full-motion video and 3D animations.

Originally named UCAID (University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development), Internet2 spawned the high-speed Abilene backbone. See Abilene, UCAID and vBNS.
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universities working with industry and government, Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet.
This change is Internet2, and eventually, its impact will be felt on your desktop.
With Internet2, science centers can present real-time interactivity with scientists and research laboratories.
All colleges and universities that use Internet2 will be able to broadcast OPEN.
Researchers, instructors and students at Internet2 universities are able to explore capabilities beyond today's Internet as they teach and learn and conduct science in disciplines ranging from the fine arts to physics.
Internet2 promises a speedier, more sophisticated network that provides an environment where first- and second-generation Internet users can coexist as they transmit or receive data, video and audio on demand.
Focused on providing secure, agile and reliable user mobility in the cloud to higher education's diverse users, Internet2 NET+ is a research and education (R&E) community-driven initiative.
Internet2 is the foremost US advanced networking consortium.
Infinera optical systems lead the industry in bandwidth and scalability, and we are very excited to support Internet2, ESnet, and Level 3 as they move aggressively towards making 100 GbE a fully operational reality," said Infinera chief technology officer Drew Perkins.
Corbett Broad said, "Dave Lambert brings broad-gauged understanding of the rapidly transforming capabilities and uses of information technology to Internet2.
In doing so, CoreDirector provides more available bandwidth to Internet2 member organizations and a more efficient allocation of network capacity.
Globe7 Internet2 Soft phone technology, conceptualized with IPTV, surpassed 3 Million downloads with 2 million downloads in the previous month alone.
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