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24. Find Out About the Next-Generation Internet: Internet2

Most of the technology that makes the Internet work is over 20 years old. That's not bad—that's part of why it works so well. But the online research community has already recognized that soon we'll need a whole new Internet—one that's faster and more versatile. Leading technology companies and universities are now hard at work defining what will become the next-generation Internet, now called Internet2 until they can think of something catchier.

Internet2 probably won't affect everyday users like you and me for five years or so. But if you want to keep up with Internet2's development, stop by www.internet2.edu (see Figure 24.27).


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