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    I was just wondering if anyone knew the range of the connection speed for Internet2, i.e.(100mbps). Obviously, thats not the connection speed of Internet2 lol!
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    Yes, actually. It is.
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    Also - it should be pointed out that Internet2 is not public. You can't "buy it" It's just a really big intranet between schools. Since all schools participating run 100mbs networks, and the schools are connected by multiple optical pipelines, the speed is 100mbs.
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    Ahh, awesome! I just took a wild guess...I wish I could pick my lottery numbers that well . Do you think there will ever be a way to make something similar to Internet2 public? A faster internet available to the public that has never been offered before?
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    Wild guess here, but I think they will sometime in the future. As they are even beginning to make city-wide Wi-fi connections, you'd think that sooner or later they'd make city-wide Internet2 type connections.

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    They've been increasing connection speeds across the country. DSL is going 3.0mbit, and in some places (LA & SF) you can get 15mbit internet connections. Not to mention, you're free at any time to buy a T1.

    Although, to be honest - a lot of servers are connected by 10mbit lines, so pretty soon the bottleneck will once again be on the servers. How fast do you need your internet anyway? Sheesh.
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    I think the research is making it even faster still! See this: http://www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3403161 .

    And why do you need this speed? If you are a scientist with buckets of data that needs to be moved, you need the speed. Subatomic research, astrophysics, and to some degree bioinformatics.
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