[LINK] Internet II Project
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The Next Generation University Network
Internet2, led by over 190 U.S. universities working in partnership with
industry and government, is developing and deploying advanced network
applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's
Building on the tremendous success of the last ten years in generalizing and
adapting research Internet technology to academic needs, a number of
universities are now joining together with government and industry partners to
accelerate the next stage of Internet development in academia. The Internet II
project, as it is known, will bring focus, energy and resources to the
development of a new family of advanced applications to meet emerging academic
requirements in research, teaching and learning.
CAMPUSES MAKING ADVANCES WITH INTERNET2 Universities involved in the Internet2
project, a test-bed for advanced applications, are experimenting with
technologies such as virtual reality and distance medicine that would be
impossible on the commercial Internet.
The Internet II project is a collaborative effort among a number of
universities, federal R&D agencies, and private sector firms to develop a next
generation Internet for research and education, including both enhanced
network services as well as the multimedia applications which will be enabled
by those services. The work is developmental and pre- competitive in nature.
It is more fully described in a companion document to this technical overview.