State’s universities getting fast and furious internet for collaboration

Arizona’s Sun Corridor Network announces two 100 gigabit connections to Internet2.

fast-internet-ArizonaTo better foster research collaboration between universities, Arizona says internet speed needs to get fast & furious.

The Sun Corridor Network, Arizona’s high-speed research and education (R&E) network, is now providing 100 gigabit per second (100G) connections to Internet2, for academic researchers at Arizona State University (ASU), Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the University of Arizona (UA).

The two Internet2 connections—one located in Phoenix and one in Tucson—aim to benefit Arizona’s public universities by facilitating high-performance, data-intensive research and collaboration among peers at national institutions to enable discovery, knowledge and information sharing.

The Sun Corridor Network is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Arizona Board of Regents’ (ABOR) three state universities—ASU, NAU and UA. Arizona public schools, colleges and libraries, as well as state universities and museums, are eligible to subscribe to the Sun Corridor Network.

(Next page: What Arizona researchers will now be able to do, thanks to better speed)