Global Networking and Partnerships

Supporting Global Infrastructure and Software

Supporting research collaboration at a global scale by providing connectivity, participating in multinational architecture collaborations, and supporting unique uses of next-generation global infrastructure and software. View the roster of Internet2’s global partners.

Big science and research is increasingly a global collaboration between scholars, scientists, researchers, and students. Whether those teams are tackling infectious diseases, discovering the origins of the universe, or training the next generation of scholars, working seamlessly across the globe is essential to the success of their efforts. 

Through mutual agreements with similar organizations around the world, and participation in the architecture planning and advancement of global research and education networking efforts, Internet2 establishes ties that will help ensure the continued global interoperability of advanced networking, and enable collaboration between U.S. researchers, faculty, students and their overseas counterparts.

The set of networking services offered to support members’ needs to collaborate globally include:

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MAN LAN (New York) and WIX (Virginia) Exchange Points

Provide critical connection points to the U.S. and abroad, enabling researchers to partner and collaborate with their peers around the world.

Network Services

Atlantic Pacific Research and Education Exchange

A collaboration pilot between Internet2 and Pacific Wave to enable a more seamless service integration between US East and West Coast exchange points.

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Advanced North Atlantic

A collaboration to facilitate and enable scientific collaboration across the transatlantic.

Cloud solutions

Asia Pacific Ring

Ensuring access to a resilient, high speed network system in excess of 100 Gigabit per second through major areas of the Pacific.

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Global Exchange Points

List of U.S.-based international exchange points operated by Internet2 community member organizations.

Cloud access

International Peers

Complete list of international networks reachable via Internet2’s peering relationships.