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06
Apr
2021

Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure Update: 29 Packet Nodes Connected by Forty 400G Links; GDT Install Completes on Schedule

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Network Services Director of Planning and Architecture In the two weeks since we reported the first 400 Gbps backbone connections on the Internet2 network, our team has made substantial progress toward fully deploying the hardware components of the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) platform. GDT…

08
Mar
2021

In the Media: Interview with Internet2’s Rob Vietzke Published in EdTech

Rob Vietzke The pandemic has exposed a broadband digital divide, particularly for rural students. EdTech: Focus on Higher Education recently interviewed Internet2 VP of Network Services, Rob Vietzke, to learn about strategies that higher education leaders should consider to help close the digital divide. “Higher education brings mass to…

26
Feb
2021

First Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure 800G Single-carrier Link Online; Long-haul, Flex-grid Deployment Complete

By Chris Wilkinson, Network Services Director of Planning and Architecture Internet2 today deployed its first 800 Gbps single-carrier optical circuit between Phoenix and Tucson as part of its Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program. This circuit leverages a 102 Ghz carrier generated by a single Ciena Waveserver 5 transponder at…

16
Feb
2021

NAOPpag 2021 Strategic Discussion Topics

By Linda Roos, Internet2 Senior Director, State and Regional Networks The Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) provides strategic advice to the leadership of Network Services on all aspects of designing, operating, sustaining, and coordinating advanced network services that support the requirements and aspirations of the…

25
Jan
2021

Next Generation Infrastructure Packet Implementation Continues: Late January Update

By Scott Taylor, Internet2 Packet Platform Implementation Director The third week of the packet implementation for the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program is complete. Cisco series 8000 routers are being installed in 48 locations around the country. These installs also include new equipment for our 100G performance assurance nodes,…

11
Jan
2021

Next Generation Infrastructure Packet Implementation Underway!

By Scott Taylor, Internet2 Packet Platform Implementation Director January 2021 brought the start of the new year and the beginning of the packet implementation for the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program. This implementation will bring 100G and 400G capabilities to 48 locations throughout the country, using new Cisco…

15
Dec
2020

December 2020 NGI Update: Optical and Packet Migration Progress

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Director of Network Planning and Architecture, and Scott Taylor, Packet Platform Implementation Director Internet2 Optical Update: As 2020 comes to an end, the NGI optical upgrade is completing its flex grid line system from the east to the west coasts through the Great Plains. When…