Internet2, a consortium of the nation’s leading research and education institutions, plans to offer the eduroam wireless Internet service to more than 220 of Internet2’s universities and research labs, and to all other universities and colleges throughout the United States. The announcement was made today at the 2012 Internet2 Fall Member Meeting in Philadelphia.
Professors, students and staff at the nation’s largest research universities and labs will have easy and secure access to network connectivity across their own campus, and when visiting other participating institutions, by simply opening a laptop, or activating a smartphone or other portable device.
Internet2, in a partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Tennessee – Knoxville has assumed support for the deployment of eduroam in the United States. Through this partnership, Internet2 is working with the NSF to broadly increase the deployment of the eduroam service. Eduroam, which started as an international project in Europe, involves many National Research and Education Network organizations.