June 03, 2010

Quick facts about Internet2 - the next gen network

  • The incubator for many of the emerging technologies shaping the future is known as Internet2.
  • Internet2 is a not a single network, but a consortium of hundreds of high-speed networks linked by fiber optic backbones.
  • The network transmits data at speeds up to 2.4 gigabits per second - 45,000 times faster than a 56 Kbps modem.
  • This next-generation network went online in February, 1999, linking a number of universities around the world.
More information here and here.
Follow Internet2 on Twitter: http://twitter.com/internet2

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