Overview of Service
Drexel, in partnership with the Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX) of Carnegie Mellon University, provides access to Internet2, a revolutionary-class IP and optical network, created by, led by, and designed for the U.S. research and education community.
Internet2's superior connectivity allows for the transfer of massively large data sets, communications using high-definition, real-time multimedia data streams, and other advanced networking technologies that could not be sustained over the commodity Internet.
All network traffic at Drexel destined for an Internet2-connected member institution is automatically transported over the Internet2 backbone. There is no end-user or application reconfiguration required to take advantage of the benefits of Internet2 connectivity.
Other Internet2 consortium members, which include 221 U.S. Universities, 45 leading corporations, 66 government agencies and labs, 35 regional and state research networks, and more than 100 national research and education organizations representing 50 countries, gain Internet2 access through one of the other 19 Internet2 Connectors.