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  • From: "Lauren Rotman" <>
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  • Subject: Verizon Business Joins Internet2
  • Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 09:27:32 -0400

Verizon Business Joins Internet2

Organizations plan to collaborate on optical networking, advanced content
delivery and security initiatives

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - October 31, 2007 - Internet2 has today announced that
Verizon Business has joined Internet2 as a corporate member. The company
plans to engage the consortium in several innovative ways, including
collaboration with the Internet2 community on projects involving advanced
optical networking as well as in important areas of next-generation content
delivery and network security.

"Verizon Business has been actively engaged with Internet2 from its
inception back in 1996. As a corporate member, we look forward to
collaborating with Internet2 on applications and technologies to have an
impact on the research and higher education community and the commercial
marketplace,'' said Dennis Elwell, director for Verizon Business' government
and education organization. "Affordable optical access, wireline/wireless IP
convergence, alert and notification services along with security are the
hot-button issues with university chief information officers across the
nation and we look forward to working with the Internet2 community on these
important initiatives.''

Elwell recently was named to the Internet2 Applications, Middleware &
Services Industry Advisory Council, where he will collaborate on middleware
and application services for the consortium, as well as provide feedback to
Industry on the trends and requirements for higher education.

One of the strongest values of the Internet2 community is its commitment to
the exploration and development of leading-edge Internet technology.
Internet2 thus provides an expedited life cycle path from idea to inception
to research to commercialization for advanced network technologies and
applications. The Internet2 community provides Verizon Business innovative
partnership opportunities and a test bed for examining future network-based
services and capabilities such as new network security methodologies as well
as emerging technologies like IPTV.

"Internet2 relies on its corporate members like Verizon Business to play a
key role in transferring technology developed within the Internet2 community
into the commercial marketplace," said Ellen Vaughan, Internet2 program
manager for member and partner relations. "We are pleased to partner with
Verizon Business, a leader in advanced communications and networking, on
many important technology initiatives. Our shared interest in developing the
latest in content distribution, security and optical technologies will
provide myriad benefits to the research and education community and we
believe, in the long-term, will have a long lasting impact on consumers and
businesses alike."

About Internet2
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the
research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions
of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and
unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development,
deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2 brings
the U.S. research and academic community together with technology leaders
from industry, government and the international community to undertake
collaborative efforts that have a fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet.
For more information:

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading
provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT)
solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining
unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional
service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless
business solutions to customers around the world. For more information,

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Lauren Rotman

Verizon Business
Stefanie Scott
(512) 495-6730

  • Verizon Business Joins Internet2, Lauren Rotman, 10/31/2007

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