At the annual fall meeting of Internet2 member schools in Chicago Dec. 5, Internet2 officials unveiled the first major segment of a new advanced network between New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, with an initial bandwidth capacity of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps)--or 10 times the previous network's capacity. This new segment marks the first step in an ambitious plan to increase the capacity and flexibility of advanced networking to serve the growing needs of research and educational facilities nationwide, Internet2 officials said.

NYSERNet, the research and education network serving New York state, has become...

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