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Internet and Internet 2

Service Description

VUIT provides the Vanderbilt community with redundant, high bandwidth, high availability access to the Internet (commercial) and Internet2 (research and education).

Support Contacts

Help Desk   

Service Charges or Fees

There are no fees for this service. 

Requesting Service

Internet access is enabled during the VUnetID provisioning process.  This service requires a wired or wireless connection. For more information, see: VU Identity.

Internet 2 - details

Vanderbilt University has been a member of Internet2 since 1998.

The Internet2 Network connects over 60,000 U.S. educational, research, government and "community anchor" institutions, from primary and secondary schools to community colleges and universities, public libraries and museums to health care organizations.

Information about Internet2 can be found at

Besides Internet2, Vanderbilt's connection to the SoX GigaPoP also provides access to other research networks, institutions and laboratories, such as ESnet and Oak Ridge. Visit to learn more about SoX.