Internet2 is a consortium of universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies. OSU has been an Internet2 partner since 1999.
Internet2 members enjoy high speed connections to each other, enabling improved performance for bandwidth-intensive applications such as digital video, distributed learning, remote instrumentation and tele-immersion (virtual reality).
When you communicate with another institution that is an Internet2 member, your network traffic will flow over the faster Internet2 connection. Much of OSU's commodity traffic (i.e. traffic to large commercial sites such as Google, Amazon, etc.) is now also over I2 through the Commercial Peering Service.
There are many higher education members of Internet2, as well as corporate, governmental and international members. See the following for more information about the I2 community:
Learn more at http://www.internet2.edu
Talk to your Department Computing Administrator (DCA), or contact Network Engineering for more information.