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For more information on Abilene please see: http://www.internet2.edu/abilene/
One of reasons individuals are not allowed into club are monetary restrictions. Although many an individual might be willing and able to plunk down yearly fee of $10,000 to $25,000, cost of accessing network itself can run $1,000,000 or more.
What are current participants getting for their money?
"This milestone in advanced networking opens possibilities for researchers, students and teachers at universities across country to collaborate with each other and to access resources in ways not possible using commercial Internet," said Steve Corbató, Internet2 director of backbone network infrastructure.
"Abilene provides a unique leading-edge network environment that enables people to experiment with and test new capabilities that can make their way into global Internet."
Internet2(R) is developing and deploying advanced network applications and technologies for research and also for higher education, accelerating creation of tomorrow's Internet.
Internet2 recreates partnership of academia, industry and government that helped foster today's Internet in its infancy.
For more information about Internet2, see: http://www.internet2.edu/
Internet2 is expected to go, "Public", in about 3 to 5 years. That is when average Internet surfer will have access.
However, no one is certain what that actually means.
If you were excited by possibilities of Internet, future is far brighter for Internet2. So get out your best pair of shades and your thinking cap because new frontier just got even newer.
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