Internet2 is a not-for-profit organizationgovernedby an executiveBoard of Trusteesrepresenting our diverse membership.Program Advisory Groups, also made up of community leaders, offer critical feedback and help set our direction.
327 U.S. institutions ofhigher education
Internet2 is a member-driven advanced technology communityfounded by the nations leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment where US research and education organizations can solve common technology challenges and develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions. Our community touches nearly every major innovation that defines our modern digital livesand continues to define whats next.
The commercial Internet we know todaywas shaped by the vision and work of the people and organizationsin the Internet2 communitycollaborating within research and education (R&E) environments that removed the barriers to discovery. The technologies developed and leveraged by this community not only advance R&E, but accelerate discoveries across the globe and have lasting impacts on the quality of human life. From the makeup of the universe, to cancer cures, to climate change and beyond, their efforts influence commerce, science, sports, education, news and medicine.
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More than 60national research and education networking partnersrepresenting over 100 countries
The Internet2 community: enabling the future
Internet2 operates the nations largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework, with Internet2 Network Operations Center powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves 327 U.S. universities, 60 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 94,000 community anchor institutions, over 900 InCommon participants, and 72 leading corporations working with our community, and 61 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.
43regional and state education networks
Innovation takes place when ideas are liberated to create practical, far-reaching solutions to the problems of society. Our community is laying the foundation for entirely new ideas: equipping the brightest people in the world with the most advanced technology in the world. If their previous track record is any indication, the future they create will be bold and brilliant.