Internet 2

  • Internet2All Members of the SWWC Service Cooperative Wide Area Network are also members of the Internet2 Consortium. The SWWC Service Cooperative WAN has a 900 Mbps dedicated connection to the University of Minnesota, the GigaPOP for Minnesota Internet2 access.
    More Information About Internet 2
    Internet2 – the next generation of the Internet – is an ultra-high-speed network developed by a nonprofit consortium of universities, industry and government to speed the exchange of complex information. Minnesota school have access to Internet2 because they are an education group sponsored by the University of Minnesota.

    Partners in this venture include the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Education, and the Regional Telecommunication Networks. Many others have participated in special projects and pilots, some featured on our projects page.

    Internet2 is a consortium of more than 300 U.S. colleges and universities working with partners from leading corporations, government agencies, research labs and international organizations to develop the next-generation Internet. Launched in 1996, Internet2 is a membership-based, commercial-free venture involving an infrastructure that is independent of – but interfaces with – the existing “commodity Internet.” Participating institutions fund Internet2 development through their membership fees. In addition, they commit human resources to this collaborative effort.
    InforMNs Minnesota Internet2 Community Website 
    The Offerings of Internet2 Include:
    Real Time Collaboration
    Video Field Trips to Educational Institutions
    • Witness a knee replacement surgery first hand and interact with the doctors
    • Visit the International Wolf Center without leaving your school
    • Interact with a classroom outside of the United States

    Reliable interconnection to other Minnesota School Districts Participating in Internet2