Research & Education Networks
Regional and state networks, as principal aggregators of network traffic for the U.S. research and education community, play a critical role in the future of the national advanced research and education network infrastructure. Internet2 has established a membership category to ensure that state and regional networking organizations have appropriate recognition and involvement in Internet2, including associated membership benefits and representation in Internet2's governance structure. For more information, contact Linda Roos.
For more information:
Director, State and Regional Networks
- TIP 2013, 13–17 Jan, 2013, Honolulu, HI
- 2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting, 21–24 Apr, 2013, Arlington, VA
Become an R&E Network Member
R&E network membership is open to any nonprofit organization that is sub-state, state, or multi-state in scope and that has a principal mission to provide network infrastructure and services primarily to the research and education community in the relevant geographic area, including, but not limited to, access to the Internet2 national network infrastructure and services. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Linda Roos.
For organizations interested in a new Internet2 membership:
- R&E Network Membership definition
- Learn about membership categories and requirements.
- Learn about membership benefits.
- Request an application.
R&E Network Members and Governance
In April 2007 Internet2 established a membership category ("R&E network member") to ensure that state and regional networking organizations had appropriate recognition and involvement in Internet2. By 2008, Internet2 moved to full inclusion of state and regional networks in its governance and membership. Additionally, for those organizations also acting as connectors to the Intenret2 network, increasingly, Internet2 continues to focus on establishing better mechanisms and communication with them as instrumental partners in delivering the full potential of advanced networking services for R&E.
A coalition of advanced regional networks that share best practices to inform the national agenda on information technology infrastructure, with particular emphasis on networking.
State network organizations with a focus on serving non-profit/public constituencies, including higher education, K-12 schools, libraries, and state and municipal governments.
Established by Internet2, this National Research and Education Fiber Company supports dedicated regional fiber optic networking.