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About Us

The Internet2 Community: Enabling the Future

Internet2 is an exceptional community of U.S. and international leaders in research, academia, industry and government who create and collaborate via innovative technologies. Together, we accelerate research discovery, advance national and global education, and improve the delivery of public services. Our community touches nearly every major innovation that defines our modern digital lives—and continues to define “what’s next.”

Our Unparalleled Community

Internet2 comprises*:

  • 252 U.S. universities
  • 82 leading corporations
  • 68 affiliate members, including government agencies
  • 41 regional and state education networks
  • More than 65 national research and education networking partners representing over 100 countries

Internet2 is a not-for-profit organization governed by an executive Board of Trustees representing our diverse membership. Program Advisory Groups, also made up of community leaders, offer critical feedback and help set our direction.

Our Commitment to Advancing Research and Education

The commercial Internet we know today was shaped by the vision and work of the people and organizations in the Internet2 community—collaborating 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.

Our Collaborative Power

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.

*As of February, 2014