- LEARN is the connector to the Internet2 advanced networking network. Internet2 is
a not-for-profit advanced networking consortium comprising more than 200 U.S. universities
in cooperation with 70 leading corporations, 45 government agencies, laboratories
and other institutions of higher learning, as well as, over 50 international partner
- The University of Texas System's, Office of Telecommunication Services, manages the
Texas Higher Education Network (THEnet) as a subscriber organization that provides
Internet access to education, research and health care institutions in Texas.
- The Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities (NETnet) is the collaborative
effort of 15 higher education institutions in rural northeast Texas. The Consortium
is based at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. As a participant
in LEARN, the Consortium will act as a network hub for the region, distributing connectivity
via NETnet to each of its college or university sites.
- The Southeast Texas GigaPOP, in the Houston area, provides networking infrastructure
to support the academic and research mission of the connecting institutions. The network
also acts as an aggregation point for members to connect to Internet2.
- The State of Texas, through its Department of Information Resources (DIR), provides
a variety of services to state-supported institutions. As part of the formal agreement
with the State, LEARN may provide new or make available existing capacities to DIR
at such rates as may be mutually agreed. DIR may gain access to LEARN's infrastructure
for the purpose of providing services, where appropriate and cost-effective, for its
statutorily designated constituency.
- Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN) is a private video/data network
among the 20 Texas Education Service Centers (ESC) and the Texas Education Agency
(TEA).TETN provides a centralized video network to its 21 members and also serves
as the primary path for school district video traffic moving between the ESC regional