Faster, More Exciting Ride.
As an Internet2-qualified* ENA customer, you can get on the private Internet2 superspeedway anytime you like.
You may have heard of Internet2, the foremost advanced technology consortium in the U.S. At 100 gigabits per second (100 Gbps), the Internet2 private network is much more powerful than the public, “commodity” Internet and open only to educators, researchers and collaborators. But did you know that every ENA-connected school and library is automatically connected to Internet2 and already has access to its vast speed and performance*?
Through our relationships with the higher education community in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee and Vermont, ENA delivers Internet2 connectivity to the schools and libraries we serve as part of our service and at no additional charge.
Internet2 is a separate physical network from the public Internet that you use every day. Started in 1996 as a consortium of 34 universities to ensure higher levels of bandwidth and quality of service unavailable on the public Internet, Internet2 is now comprised of more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 317 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.
The public Internet network that you use every day is open to everyone, but the Internet2 network is a private network that exists to support and enhance research, education and the development of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2 offers an endless array of powerful new applications for teaching and learning, including:
- Real-time learning through video conferencing and remote instrumentation
- Accessing rich multimedia digital collections through digital libraries
- Creating new learning opportunities through distance learning
- Initiating enhanced global awareness through engaging international learning communities
To learn more about Internet2 and the exciting teaching/learning projects, events and other opportunities it offers, visit these sites:
*Access to Internet2 is for K-12 schools and libraries as well as other qualified entities in ENA’s service area through existing arrangements between ENA and FLR (in Florida), PeachNet (in Georgia), the Indiana Gigapop (in Indiana), the University of Memphis (in Tennessee) and the University of Vermont (in Vermont). ENA is also a national member of Internet2 and leadership participant in the US UCAN program.