Internet2 Video Services Ready to Ease Sequestration Travel Pains
The potential sequestration looming on the horizon has many of us concerned about our ability to travel over the coming months. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells us:
"Travelers should expect delays of up to 90 minutes at peak airports during sequester. It's going to be very painful for the flying public."This will be due to $600 million spending cuts to the FAA, furloughing of air traffic controllers, and shuttering of over 100 air traffic control towers. That's the bad news.
The good news is that Internet2 is ready to help. Our Internet2 Video Services, which we recently made available at a base level to all Internet2 Members (for no additional fees), are ready and taking applications. Although you would not consider the phone or Skype as a viable travel replacement, the advanced video collaboration that our Network and Video Services enables might change your mind. Instead of waiting that extra 90 minutes at the airport, take 90 seconds to secure your Internet2 Video Services Participation. And what are you waiting for? For Internet2 Members, participation comes with no additional fees - which is more than we can say for checked bags.