Table 5-2
Bandwidth to commodity Internet (Internet1) and Internet2 at academic institutions: FY 2005–08
(Percent distribution)
 
Bandwidth FY 2005 FY 2007 FY 2008
 
All bandwidth 100 100 100
No bandwidth 0 0 0
≤10 mb 6 3 2
11–100 mb 42 33 24
101–999 mb 30 31 30
1–2.5 gb 15 23 26
>2.5 gb 6 10 16
Other * 1 1
 

* = >0 but <0.5%

gb = gigabits/second; mb = megabits/second

NOTES: Internet2 is a high-performance backbone network that enables the development of advanced Internet applications and the deployment of leading-edge network services to member colleges, universities, and research laboratories across the country. FY 2008 data estimated. Percents may not add to 100% because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, Fiscal Years 2005 and 2007.

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