Lehigh and the Internet2 Project
Lehigh University is a charter member of the Internet2 project, a not-for-profit advanced networking consortium comprising more than 200 U.S. universities in cooperation with 70 leading corporations, 45 government agencies, laboratories and other institutions of higher learning as well as over 50 international partner organizations. This consortium of University, Government, and Corporate partners was formed to facilitate and coordinate the development, deployment, operation, and technology transfer of advanced network-based applications and network services. Internet2 members leverage access to a restricted, high-performance network and worldwide partnerships to support and enhance their educational and research missions.
Beyond just providing network capacity, Internet2 actively engages this community in the development of important new technology including middleware, security, network research and performance measurement capabilities which are critical to the progress of the Internet.
Utilizing Lehigh's 200 Megabit connection to the Mid-Atlantic
Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2 [MAGPI], members of the campus community can
participate in research and educational activities with other Internet2
schools, as well as with corporations and research sites on the various
interconnected national and international high-speed networks.