Led by over 180 U.S. universities working in partnership with industry and government, Internet2 is developing and deploying advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet.

Internet2 is recreating the partnership among academia, industry and government that fostered today's Internet in its infancy. The primary goals of Internet2 are to:

  • Create a leading edge network capability for the national research community.
  • Enable revolutionary Internet applications.
  • Ensure the rapid transfer of new network services and applications to the broader Internet community.

The University of Cincinnati has been a member of the Internet2 consortium since December 1997. In 2001, the Office of the Vice President for Information Technologies established an Internet2 Steering Committee to cultivate greater university awareness and participation in Internet2 activities.  Click here for information about UC's Internet2 projects. Here you will find links to more information on Internet2 and UCAID (University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development), the organization responsible for implementing and promoting next generation networks, as well as Abilene, the backbone network supporting Internet2.

How is UC Connected to Internet2? 

The network diagram shows the Internet2 connection through OARnet to Abilene, one of two Internet2 backbones. The diagram will be updated to reflect the new gigabit campus network, once the installation is completed.

How do I use Internet2? 

Use of Internet2 is "automatic" for UC users. That is, whenever any Internet traffic of any type is destined for another Internet2 site, it will automatically be routed over Internet2/Abilene. The reverse is also true for traffic destined for UC from another Internet2 site.

Who are the Internet2 members? 

A current list of Internet2 members can be found at

How can I keep updated on Internet2 activities? 

The listserv has been established to distribute Internet2 related information. The listserv will provide updates and announcements pertaining to Internet2 initiatives and activities, including developments at UC. To subscribe to the listserv, access UC’s listserv website and select the "join/leave" option from the menu on the left. From the Join/Leave a UC List window, enter uc-internet2 in the space provided for the name of the list. On the next screen, enter your e-mail address and name. Next click on the "join the list" button. You will receive an e-mail message with a confirming code and additional instructions.

How can I and other colleagues experience the university's Internet2 Day event online?  

The UC Internet2 Day webcast page is available at

  • University of Cincinnati Information Technologies
  • 400 University Hall
  • P.O. Box 210658
  • Cincinnati, OH 45221