Swarthmore ITS is pleased to announce a major network connection speed upgrade to Internet2, a blazing-fast network designed for research and education that connects schools, labs, and industry partners. Internet2 allows faculty, staff, and students at Swarthmore to easily share large data files with collaborators at other institutions. It also provides high speed connections to Internet2 business members such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, and Amazon Web Services — things you’re probably already using here! Your campus technologies are already taking advantage of these higher speeds.
We have a 1Gbit/s connection. About 40% of our normal Internet traffic now flows through Internet2. In addition to speeding those transfers, offloading the traffic to Internet2 means that our existing Internet connection is also quicker, since the network load is now shared.
Contact the Help Desk or your Academic Technologist for more information on how Internet2 could benefit you here at the College.