The Internet2 Network is a 100 gigabit per second (100g) fiber connection that enables the university ultra-high-speed capabilities for educational research. The 100g speed is ten times faster than the University of Montana’s previous connection.
In a previous statement, Matt Riley said the Internet2 Network is shining a hot spotlight on the school’s research and academic programs, and enables it to reach out to other colleges, health care facilities and research labs across Montana.
He also says that network connectivity is crucial to education and economic development in states that contain communities separated by long distances.
“This provides us with amazing opportunities to capture and transmit field sensor data from an array of Internet of Everything possibilities,” said Riley, the university’s chief information officer. “Missoula’s connectivity to the Internet2 Network brings Montana’s research and academic programs to the forefront.”