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Layer 1 Services


Internet2's Advanced Layer 1 Services are the most specialized and cost-effective way to build a custom, high-capacity network. And not just any network, but a state-of-the-art network at 10 gigabit, 100 gigabit,—and eventually 1 terabit speeds—with more access points than any other national research and education (R&E) network, including paths through regions of the U.S. never served before. Internet2's 100 gigabit networking technology national fiber network, optical system, and network operations center (NOC) provide a set of strategic services for leaders in higher education, government, and research to offer their constituents the most reliable, high-capacity network solution.


The Internet2 Network provides dedicated capacity on a 16,000+ mile national footprint. North America’s first nationwide 10G, 40G and 100G advanced network provides researchers, campuses, and partners with capabilities to support the most demanding applications and research projects—at compelling cost-recovery fees.

Internet2 Wave Services

Internet2 Wave Services enable provisioning 10 to 100 gigabit per second Ethernet or 10G and 40G SONET waves between approximately 54 locations throughout the continental United States.

Internet2 Dark Fiber Service

Internet2 Dark Fiber Service provides custom, cost-effective solutions for any dark fiber requirements – acquiring, holding, and distributing dark fiber network assets.


To speak to someone about your Advanced Layer 1 needs or to request a quote, please email


Internet2 staff are available to help you find the most cost-effective option to meet your wave needs.

Internet2's Advanced Layer 1 Services are available to:

Please contact for more information.


What kind of monitoring is included or available?

Internet2 NOC monitoring is included.

Is collocation included and if not, what are the costs?

No, send a request to to determine collocation availability and a quote.

Are there restrictions on access to the collocation sites?

Yes, restrictions are dependent on the particular site. Please send questions to

What Layer 1 services does Internet2 offer?

Internet2 offers Wave and Dark Fiber services. For details on these services please see this link.