KINBER Internet2 Service

KINBER’s Internet2 Service is provided through partnerships with existing Internet2 connectors in Pennsylvania. The connection will provide access to all Internet2 R&E routes, including the NET+ routes.*
Four connection types are currently offered, all based on how the connection is configured at the user site.**

  • 1 GE multi-use connection – where the site connection to PennREN supports general traffic and Internet2 traffic
  • 1 GE Internet2-only connection – where the site connection to PennREN is dedicated to just traffic to Internet2
  • 10 GE multi-use connection–where the site connection to PennREN supports both general traffic and Internet2 traffic
  • 10 GE Internet2-only connection – where the site connection to PennREN supports just traffic to Internet2

Bursting, up to the full available bandwidth on the connection allowed.***

* Additional connectivity to Internet2 will be added to ensure PennREN supports the high-bandwidth, low-latency requirements.

** In order to encourage strategic use of the Internet2 connections, the PennREN Intenet2 service is based on and priced by connection type.

*** PennREN engineers will work with individual sites to configure their connection to support the specific site network traffic management requirements. Examples include, end-to-end performance tuning to support bursting up to the full bandwidth on the connection, or configuration of a shared port to ensure preferred commodity R&E traffic profiles.

Internet2 operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, with Internet2 Network Operations Center powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 305 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations working with the community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.


When Param Bedi, vice president for library and information technology, came to Bucknell University from Philadelphia in 2008, he was dismayed to learn that he had access to greater internet bandwidth at his home in suburban Philly than he did at his new offices in Bucknell. Six years later, Bucknell's internet speeds ranked 14th among all colleges and universities, and the University is spending less for the service. The difference, Bedi said, has been KINBER.

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