Internet2 is a consortium of approximately 100 colleges and universities that are committed to providing networking support for the next generation of applications that will be in use on our various campuses. Georgia State, as well as Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and the Office of Instructional and Information Technology (OIIT) at the Board of Regents are all members of the Internet2. As a group, we are working with application and engineering specialists at each institution to provide a Georgia presence to Internet2.
Internet2 members are seeking to build a new Internet for use in instructional and research applications. The network will be linked via regional communication centers called "giga-POPs", where multiple customers and services can cluster. Atlanta will house one of these "giga-POPs", which will be managed and maintained by representatives from all three institutions.
Georgia State has submitted information to the local applications committee about applications that we perceive to be good candidates for a high-speed low latency network. More work will continue on this front as we work with University members to discover new needs.