OneNet participates in the following research initiatives in order to offer our customers the most advanced network in the state.
OneNet operates a dense wave division multiplexing system through many areas of the state. This system allows numerous wavelengths of light to traverse state-owned fiber and provides tens of gigabits of bandwith per second to meet the research and business needs of government, education, healthcare and public services.
Internet2 is a research and development consortium led by over 190 U.S. universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow’s Internet. In addition, Internet2 offers the nation’s only 100G-enabled network, making it the nation’s fastest coast-to-coast network for education and research.
As a OneNet Customer, you have access to the Internet2 K20 Initiative. This initiative brings together Internet2 member institutions, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries and museums to get new technologies – advanced networking tools, applications, middleware and content – into the hands of innovators, across all educational sectors in the United States, as quickly and as “connectedly” as possible.
Remember, private telecommunications and Internet service providers will not be able to provide access to this advanced national network backbone.
National LambdaRail (NLR)
National LambdaRail (NLR) represents the common interests of the nation’s higher education academic and research communities in achieving robust, high capacity, experimental communications services. NLR’s membership is drawn from leading public and private higher education institutions and companies from information technology industries. Members have already provided significant volunteer effort, especially in NLR’s formation, and have committed over $100 million to deploy the NLR infrastructure. They continue to be engaged in providing many of the services critical to NLR’s ongoing operation.
A board of directors comprised of representatives selected by members provides oversight and guidance to a compact, agile and effective core staff. The NLR Network Research Council advises the board in establishing and achieving the research goals of NLR, and the science research committee advises the NLR organization on how best to support the variety of disciplines that use the NLR infrastructure to conduct scientific research.
Southeastern Universities Research Associate
The Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) is a consortium of over 60 universities across the U.S. SURA operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and promotes initiatives in nuclear physics, information technologies and coastal research.
Great Plains Network (GPN)
The Great Plains Network is a consortium of universities in the midwestern states, dedicated to supporting research and education through the use of advanced networking technology.
A consortium of regional optical networks across the United States cooperate in the advancement of common goals and facilitates the interaction with local, state and national groups in establishing best practices in a number of areas.