March 9, 2009

Internet Evolution

Roger Smith

The Internet2 project was formed in 1996 when 34 university researchers met in a Chicago hotel to discuss ways to develop and implement a new Internet, which they called Internet2. The project has grown into a nonprofit consortium formally administered by the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development. That group provides a nationwide high-performance 100-Gbps network backbone to nearly 300 member organizations and more than 50,000 research and educational institutions, including colleges, high schools, museums, and libraries.

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