A kind of electronic arteriosclerosis has increasingly been dragging internet transmissions down to a crawl. But in mid-April, scientists, corporate executives, and government leaders came together in Washington, D.C., to announce they've found a cure. It's called Internet2.

Educators and others who not so long ago got goose bumps the first time they linked into a web site half way 'round the world have felt the rush become an ooze. As speed limits on the "information superhighway" came down to the molasses level, frustration quickened. School technology champions who easily could envision wondrous educational uses...

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