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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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The University at Buffalo intends to make an award under our discretionary authority, pursuant to NYS Education Law 355 (5) (a), for Internet2 Network Participation Annual Renewal Fee direct from Internet2 a non-profit organization .
In the age of breach, end-to-end data protection is a critical component of higher ed data security strategies, said Shel Waggener, senior vice president for Internet2.
In response, the academic and research community founded Internet2 in order to support high-performance applications for universities, and to address education's most pressing challenges - from the rising cost of education to the increasing globalization of research - as well as for exploring new technology-driven innovations.
As we move into the next evaluation opportunity for campuses, we are seeing not only increased interest from publishers and platforms to experiment with new offerings, but also requests from new players to work with Internet2 and EDUCAUSE communities to participate in service design discussions," said Shelton Waggener, Internet2 senior vice president.
For sheer horsepower, Internet2 is deploying a 100Gbps (bit-per-second) optical backbone for connecting regional networks at higher speed, which is nearly finished.
The five institutions, also Internet2 members, include: University of California, Berkeley; Cornell University; University of Minnesota; University of Virginia; and the University of Wisconsin.
Provider of network solutions Ciena Corporation (Nasdaq:CIEN) and Internet2 have entered into a partnership on a 100G national network in support of the US Unified Community Anchor Network (US UCAN) project.
Internet2 is the foremost US advanced networking consortium.
In essence, what is being said is that Internet2 has the potential to be a sort of model for the "Internet of the future" from a networking standpoint.
The video from the event was also streamed live over Internet2 so other libraries, schools, museums, and science centers from around the country (and the world
In its membership capacity, Cedar Point will work with the Internet2 community to develop, trial and refine advanced VoIP services for campus and university deployments in an environment that leverages the exceptional speed and advanced capabilities of the Internet2 network.

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