NET+ Infrastructure and Platform Services Annual Access Fees
To achieve meaningful discounts, we need to aggregate the total community and pass 100% of those savings through to the end consumer of the service (Campus, Individual Researchers, Faculty, Students). Community costs associated with NET+ Infrastructure and Platform services are substantial and ongoing, including: program management and operation, establishing network peering and increasing network integration over time, legal agreement development, ongoing updates, additional premium support for the service, underwriting workshops and activities, and providing the foundation for inquiry or research projects with new or add-on services. NET+ programs provide additional benefits the community has requested by leveraging its collective scale.
In order to balance the need for community cost recovery and program financial sustainability as well as attempting to balance as many competing approaches as possible—consistent “Access Fees” for NET+ Infrastructure and Platform Services have been implemented as per the following:
- The Access Fee applies for all institutions subscribing to NET+ Amazon Web Services and for non-Internet2 members subscribing to NET+ Google Cloud Platform.
- A one-time Setup Fee of $1,000 for Internet2 Members and $1,500 for non-Internet2 Members will be included at the time a campus signs the Participation Agreement.
The Annual Access Fee maps to membership and applicable Carnegie Classification. Internet2 Higher Education Members can confirm their membership here.
|Carnegie Classification||Internet2 Higher Education and Affiliate Members Rate||Non-Internet2 Members Rate|
|Very High Research Activity or Affiliate||$7,000||$8,400|
|High Research Activity||$5,250||$6,300|
|Specialized Medical, System Offices, Doctoral Research, or Masters Large Program||$2,800||$3,100|
|All Other Four-Year Higher Education Institutions||$1,750||$2,100|