Internet2

About Internet2

Led by more than 200 U.S. universities working with industry and government, Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships among academia, industry, and government that helped foster today's Internet in its infancy.

Internet2 has a number of working groups, forums and initiatives that may be of interest to Villanova's faculty, students, and staff. Below is a partial list of Internet2 groups. More information can be found at the Internet2 homepage.

Internet2 Member Project and Activities

The following organizations are involved with projects utilizing Internet2. Please click on the links below for more information.

For more information on University projects involving I2 please visit the Internet2 Member Websites listing.

What is U.C.A.I.D. & Abilene

Abilene: Abilene is the national network that provides the connection between regional providers of Internet2 such as MagPi with other Internet2 Universities.

UCAIDD: The University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) was created to advance the development of research and instructional applications and technologies. UCAID consists of 125 members who are commitied to the use and development of these applications.

Grant Information

The primary sources for grant money for projects involving I2 are various agencies of the federal government. It is worth noting that a project does not have to be about I2; it may qualify for grant monies if it involves the use of I2 technologies. Various private corporations have also provided grants for I2 related projects, although there is no central clearinghouse for relevant information. Many Universities such as the University of Alabama and the University of Michigan are involved in various projects.

Our Local Connection

Villanova connects to Internet2 through MAGPI a regional provider of Internet2. MAGPI also provides Internet2 access to Lehigh University, Princeton University, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Chester County Intermediate Unit.

For more information about MAGPI please visit their site.