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03
Mar
2020

KanREN: Empowering Local Community Through Connection and Collaboration

By Therese PerlowskiInternet2 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 about…

24
Feb
2020

Feedback Requested: NET+ LastPass Major Program Update Coming

By Nick LewisInternet2 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 been…

04
Feb
2020

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

By Stephanie StenbergDirector, 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 for…

13
Jan
2020

Nominations Open for the Rose-Werle Award

By Stephanie StenbergDirector, 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 2020…

01
Oct
2019

Montana: Moving Toward Gigabit Libraries

By Therese Perlowski 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 a toolkit designed to…

19
Sep
2019

Next Generation Infrastructure Service Model Update

By George LoftusInternet2 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, supporting…

19
Sep
2019

Ciena Selected as NGI Optical Platform Partner

By Chris WilkinsonInternet2 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 to…

19
Sep
2019

Next Generation Infrastructure Project From 30,000 Feet

By Rob VietzkeInternet2 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 includes…

18
Sep
2019

Internet2 Network Upgrades Support Research and Education and Cloud Traffic

By Linda RoosInternet2 Director, State and Regional Networks Internet2 continues to make incremental upgrades across the Internet2 Network. During the summer of 2019, many upgrades were made to the Network to support R&E and cloud traffic. Peering upgrades include 100G connections to Google in both Equinix Chicago and Ashburn, upgraded…