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13
Mar
2020

Understanding Network Impacts of Increased Online Learning Activities

By Rob Vietzke, Internet2 Vice President, Network Services This whitepaper describes how campus, regional, and Internet2 networks provide access to cloud-based learning today, and what will change as campuses migrate to online learning by off-campus students. This information is intended to help campus leaders understand these changes. While COVID-19 presents…

03
Mar
2020

KanREN: Empowering Local Community Through Connection and Collaboration

By Therese Perlowski, Internet2 CAP Program Manager KanREN, the Kansas state research and education network, connects government and community anchor institutions to more than just the internet; it connects them to the greater community. When Jim Wisdom, the IT Director for the City of Lawrence, reached out to inquire…

24
Feb
2020

Feedback Requested: NET+ LastPass Major Program Update Coming

By Nick Lewis, Internet2 Program Manager, Security and Identity More campuses are looking to complement their existing information security and identity management efforts by adding the NET+ LastPass program, a trusted, easy-to-use password manager. The program has been growing for nearly five years, with 39 campuses now signed up.  There have…

04
Feb
2020

The Smithsonian Learning Lab: Free Digital Museum Resources for Your Classroom

By Stephanie Stenberg, Director, Internet2 Community Anchor Program The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a great way to discover and use digital museum resources in your classroom. The Learning Lab was launched three years ago to help connect educators with the Smithsonian’s vast collection. The main audiences…

13
Jan
2020

Nominations Open for the Rose-Werle Award

By Stephanie Stenberg, Director, Internet2 Community Anchor Program Do you know someone who is a leader in advanced networking for community anchor institutions like community colleges, primary and secondary schools, libraries, and museums? Consider nominating them for the 2020 Rose-Werle Award. The recipient will be recognized at the Internet2…

01
Oct
2019

Montana: Moving Toward Gigabit Libraries

By Therese Perlowski, Internet2 CAP Program Manager With over 100 libraries participating in the Toward Gigabit Libraries toolkit project, Montana is empowering libraries to expand broadband access in their communities. The Toward Gigabit Libraries toolkit project, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), created and implemented…

19
Sep
2019

Next Generation Infrastructure Service Model Update

By George Loftus, Internet2 Associate Vice President, Network Services The NGI project seeks to support five key use cases to update the value of the Internet2 Network service offerings. These include support for the data intensive researcher, supporting adoption of cloud services, providing more software and automation in the infrastructure,…

19
Sep
2019

Ciena Selected as NGI Optical Platform Partner

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Director of Network Planning and Architecture Internet2 is pleased to announce that the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) Project has passed a significant milestone with the formal selection of Ciena as the NGI optical platform partner. The planned Ciena 6500 DWDM platform will feature a flexible-grid architecture…

19
Sep
2019

Next Generation Infrastructure Project From 30,000 Feet

By Rob Vietzke, Internet2 Vice President, Network Services This is an incredibly busy and exciting time at Internet2 and we are delighted to share updates with you on many of the activities that are underway. I say “busy” because the shift from NGI planning to NGI implementation is now underway and…