At its annual Fall Member Meeting, Internet2 announced the completion of its new nationwide network infrastructure. With an initial capacity of 100 Gigabits per second and bandwidth-on-demand capabilities, the new network will allow scientists and academic types to grab as much as 10 Gbps at a time. According to Rick Summerhill, Internet2′s chief technology officer:
Just like you switch on a light or turn on a water tap, we envision a future where researchers, scientists, faculty, artists, etc. will be able to ‘turn on’ a high capacity network connection when and where they need it.
The complete announcement is here.