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01
May
2020

The Latest Updates for NET+ Duo Security Participants

By Nick Lewis The NET+ Duo Security program recently posted an update on 2019 on the NET+ Duo wiki. The blog went over updates from the previous year and plans for 2020. This post details a few additional updates with action items for NET+ Duo participants.  If you are not yet…

23
Apr
2020

KCTCS COVID Response: Mobile WiFi Project

By Therese Perlowski With all eight major universities in Kentucky sending their students home to complete classes remotely, and the majority of community members asked to stay home, the necessity for strong broadband has never been more urgent. In a largely rural state like Kentucky, where many homes and communities…

15
Apr
2020

Internet2 Announces Agreement for Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access Service

By Nick Lewis A pre-service evaluation agreement for Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access Service was just signed. Campuses can now use it if they need to address emerging campus remote access needs while the longer-term NET+ program is developed with Palo Alto Networks. This agreement has custom pricing for campuses…

07
Apr
2020

KINBER: Closing the Digital Divide in Rural Pennsylvania

By Therese Perlowski The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has illustrated how broadband access is critical to our country’s students, businesses, and public safety. Yet many communities continue to be left behind. Pennsylvania’s research and education network, Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), is trying to bridge this…

27
Mar
2020

Optimizing Your Home Network for Working and Learning

By Steven Wallace When students reposition to home locations, traffic patterns change. In most cases, the network traffic from the student to the cloud-based learning management systems and video applications will use commercial networks (i.e., the broadband in their home or apartment) and will no longer traverse the research and…

24
Mar
2020

Join Us Online for the Latest Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science Updates

By Jamie Sunderland NSF Award #1904444  Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science, or E-CAS, is a project funded by the National Science Foundation that is being administered and coordinated by Internet2 in collaboration with commercial cloud service providers.  The project, which launched in December 2018, intends to accelerate scientific…

13
Mar
2020

NET+ Zoom Program Updates Amid COVID-19

By Sean O’Brien Interest in and utilization of Zoom continues to grow as many higher education institutions move teaching, learning and administrative functions online. Internet2 is maintaining updates on this webpage as it relates to overall operations. As detailed in our earlier update, we are focusing on: Ensuring connectivity to Zoom…