The group behind the Internet2 (I2) initiative to provide a super-fast network backbone for advanced research applications over the internet has just opened participation in the project to include K-12 schools.

Douglas E. Van Houweling, president and chief executive officer of the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID), unveiled the new policy Oct. 19 at the School Technology Management 2000 conference sponsored by eSchool News and held in Washington, D.C.

The decision to invite K-12 schools to participate in I2 was made by member universities at their Fall 1999 Internet2 Member Meeting in Seattle, Oct. 10-13. Though the details are still


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