Educational and Research Networks
Texas A&M is a member of Internet2, a consortium of universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies. Internet2 provides a nationwide high performance networking infrastructure that connects member organizations and research and educational institutions such as high schools, museums, and libraries. The campus connects to the Internet2 network at 1 Gigabit/second.
The Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN) is a cooperative effort of Texas institutions and organizations of higher education, including Texas A&M. It is a regional optical network that provides high-speed, fiber-optic connectivity among member institutions, as well as to research networks around the world. LEARN enhances Texas' research and economic competitiveness, and provides state-of-the-art, cost-effective data communications that enable effective education of the state's students.
The National LambdaRail network provides national-scale infrastructure for research and experimentation in networking technologies and applications.
TTVN is the enterprise data and interactive communications network that serves Texas A&M and the A&M System. Videoconferences, webconferences, and live streaming video webcasts can be conducted through TTVN. TTVN provides National LambdaRail service to all campuses and agencies of the A&M System.
No action is needed by the user to benefit from a connection with Internet2, LEARN, or the National LambdaRail network. The Computing & Information Services Operations Center is the Network Operations Center for LEARN.
For more on videoconference scheduling, facilitation services, and support, go to TTVN Scheduling. To learn more about webconferencing, go to the the TTVN WebMeeting page. To view live streaming video webcasts or to request scheduling of new events, visit TTVN Streams.
See the TTVN monthly and annual reports at TTVN Reports for updates and status reports.