opens the door to an active community that accelerates research discovery, advances national and global education, and improves the delivery of public services.
The Internet2 community is a fabric woven of connections between countries, regions, states, institutions and individuals. Our ranks include leading U.S. universities, corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit networking organizations, as well as international partners. Emailfor more information.
Internet2 members are categorized by organization type: Higher Education, Research and Education Network, Affiliate, and Industry. Membership dues and network participation fees are determined by membership category and level. Members also designate who work with Internet2 in a variety of different ways to ensure Internet2 membership delivers maximum value.
U.S. institutions of higher education that lead Internet2’s effort to develop networking capabilities and advanced applications that take advantage of the high-speed Internet2 Network. As a condition of Higher Education membership, a connection to the Internet2 Network must be established through a regional Research and Education Network member/connector. Higher Education membership levels are based on the Carnegie Foundation Basic Classifications.
Research & Education Networks
Research and Education Networks include nonprofit organizations that are sub-state, state or multi-state in scope and have a principal mission to provide network infrastructure and services primarily to the research and education community., including definition, fees and policies.
Non-profit organizations that are research- and/or education-oriented, with a strong interest in Internet2’s mission and goals. They are committed to promoting the development and deployment of advanced Internet applications and network services in the conduct of research and education. Non-profit organizations wishing to apply for Collaboration Site Status (i.e., having a connection to the Internet2 Network) must meet the same requirements as Higher Education members.
For-profit organizations that are committed to promoting the development and deployment of advanced research and education network applications and services. Internet2 Industry members make significant contributions and commitments to the Internet2 member community.
Internet2 membership is divided into four levels based on Basic Carnegie Classification assignment for Higher Education members, annual operating budgets for Affiliate members and annual revenues for Industry members.
Includes Higher Education members with Carnegie Classifications of Very High Research Activity (RU/VH), Affiliate members with annual operating budgets greater than $1 billion and Industry members with annual revenues greater than $1 billion.
Includes Higher Education members with Carnegie Classification of High Research Activity (RU/H).
Includes Higher Education members with Carnegie Classifications of Doctoral Research Universities (DRU), Large Master’s Programs (Master’s L), Special Focus Institutions - Medical Schools and Medical Centers (Spec/Med) and University System Offices. Also includes Research and Education Network members, Affiliate members with annual operating budgets greater than $100 million and less than $1 billion and Industry members with annual revenues that are greater than $10 million and less than $1 billion.
Includes Higher Education members with any Carnegie Classification not identified in Levels 1 through 3, Affiliate members with annual operating budgets less than $100 million and Industry members with annual revenues less than $10 million. This level of membership is primarily designed for small higher ed institutions, small non-profit organizations and small industry start-ups.
Internet2 annual membership dues and network participation fees vary by member category and participation level. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions about membership dues or network participation fees.
|Level 1 member category||Dues||Fee||Total|
|Higher Education||$ 33,600||$ 56,000||$ 89,600|
|Affiliate||$ 33,600||$ 26,000||$ 59,600|
|Industry||$ 33,600||$ 26,000||$ 59,600|
|“Non-connected” (Affiliate and Industry)||$ 33,600||N/A||$ 33,600|
|Level 2 member category||Dues||Fee||Total|
|Higher Education||$ 31,920||$ 24,700||$ 56,620|
|Level 3 member category||Dues||Fee||Total|
|Specialized Med & System Offices||$ 30,240||$ 23,400||$ 53,640|
|Doctoral Research||$ 22,680||$ 23,400*||$ 46,080|
|Masters Large Program||$ 18,144||$ 23,400*||$ 41,544|
|Research & Education Network||$ 13,125||N/A||$ 13,125|
|Affiliate||$ 30,240||$ 23,400||$ 53,640|
|Industry||$ 30,240||$ 23,400||$ 53,640|
|“Non-connected” (Affiliate and Industry)||$ 13,125||N/A||$ 13,125|
|Level 4 member category**||Dues||Fee||Total|
|Higher Education||$ 10,000||N/A||$ 10,000|
|Affiliate||$ 10,000||N/A||$ 10,000|
|Industry||$ 10,000||$ 23,400||$ 33,400|
|“Non-connected” (Affiliate and Industry)||$ 2,500||N/A||$ 2,500|
* Optional cost; members may choose to connect behind local Sponsored Educational Group Participant.
** Level 4 members do not pay a ; they work directly with their to obtain a connection to the Internet2 Network.
To request an application for Internet2 membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the name of the interested organization and the name and contact information of the individual requesting the membership application. When you apply, you will be asked to designate several who will work with Internet2 to ensure that you always get the most from your membership.
Thank you for your interest in Internet2 membership. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!