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Ohio and Indiana Launch Nation’s First 100 Gbps High-Speed State Research Networks By Connecting to Internet2’s 100 Gbps Network

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 by Doug Howell
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Ann Arbor, Mich.—Feb. 17, 2012—Internet2 today announced that Ohio and Indiana are the first states to launch a 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) research and education network by connecting to Internet2’s Advanced Layer 2 network--the first transcontinental 100 Gbps network in the world. The network serves as an innovation platform that connects higher education institutions throughout the world.

"Connecting to Internet2's 100 Gbps network and platform dramatically advances Indiana’s and Ohio’s ability to provide its researchers, students and educators with more advanced capabilities than anything available off campus,” said Dave Lambert, CEO and President, Internet2. “Over the past 30 years, the creation and evolution of the Internet and the information economy is directly linked to investments at leading American research universities, and the creation of some of the most successful global companies, like Cisco, Google and Facebook. I look forward to seeing the next innovations to advance education, healthcare, and the global economy.”

For more information about Ohio’s ten-fold boost to their broadband network, go to http://www.oar.net/press/releases/2012/2012_100G.shtml

To learn about Indiana’s new ultra-high speed network, go to http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/21069.html.

About Internet2

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu.

For media assistance, contact Todd Sedmak at 202-331-5373 or todd@internet2.edu

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