Internet2® is a research and development consortium led by over 200
US universities working in partnership with industry and government to
develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies,
accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2® is
recreating the partnership among academia, industry and government that
fostered today's Internet in its infancy.
The Internet2® community is:
In addition to university members, the Internet2® community
includes over 70 companies and more than 40 affiliated organizations,
including US government research laboratories. Internet2® members are
working with more than 30 other similar research and education
networking organizations in countries around the world. Supported by a
core central staff, Internet2® activities are member focused and led.
Internet2® members work in concert with national, state and regional
initiatives in the United States, and are coordinated with international
organizations such as the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Internet2® operates a nation-wide 10G (Gigabits per second)
network called Abilene. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus
is connected to Abilene at 400 Mbps (Megabits per second) via connector SOX in Atlanta. For more information visit the Internet2® website.
program is intended to allow expanded access to Abilene for state and
regional education networks, through sponsorship by Internet2®
university members. State and regional networks may include nonprofit
and for-profit K-20 educational institutions, museums, libraries, art
galleries, or hospitals that require routine collaboration on
instructional, clinical and/or research projects, services and content
with Internet2® members or with other sponsored participants. The
program began in early 2001 and, as of March 2006, there are thirty-six
state K20 networks participating. Tennessee has become 37th state to
join the SEGP program.
The Tennessee SEGP has been sponsored by the University of
Tennessee and the University of Memphis. Below are links to
documents submitted to Internet2® as a part of the TN SEGP application.
They provide more insight into what are the connection possibilities
for qualifying institutions to connect to the Abilene network.
For more information regarding SEGP program or connectivity options please contact the OIT Help Desk at 865-974-9900.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
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