You think your broadband connection is fast? Think again. Internet 2's network is getting revamped with a huge backbone that'll be able to pump some serious data, for use in high-bandwidth experiments. Computerworld has some of the specifics posted in this article.
"Internet2's network is growing up. That was one of the key topics discussed Tuesday at the group's Spring Member Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. The research group is phasing out its Abilene network after about seven years of service with a big backbone that will support 10 10Gbps Lambdas, says Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2. Internet2 is a consortium of 201 universities that works with government and the IT industry to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies with the goal of accelerating development of the public Internet."