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International Journal of Educational Telecommunications
Volume 6, Issue 2, 2000
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Charlottesville, VA
Emerging academic requirements in research, teaching and learn-ing demand the development of advanced network technologies. The university community has joined force with government and industry partners to accelerate the next stage of Internet de-velopment in academia. With participation of more than 100 universities, the Internet2 (I2) project is pushing the leading edge of multimedia broadband networking. Internet2 intends to establish a high-performance academic net-work operating at speed 100 times greater than today. It will use existing national networks as the initial phase, and eventually connect all members to each other and to other research organi-zations through high-speed networks. In a way, I2 is an "invita-tion only," high-speed, broadband, "smarter," and secure net-work as compared to the conventional Internet's open-access, limited speed and bandwidth, rigid, and unguarded characteris-tics. I2 will employ a set of tools that do not currently exist. I2 seeks to demonstrate the next generation computer network ap-plications, such as learningware, tele-immersion, digital libraries, and virtual laboratories.