Thanks to the winning of a joint broadband grant, Internet2 and Lambda Rail will continue building a network that will support ‘community anchor institutions’ such as health centers, community colleges and public service organizations nationwide. This new network will offer data transfer of 3.2 terabits per second to over 200,000 institutions, and will require over 17,000 miles of fiber in addition to Juno’s T1600 routers to complete. This upgrade will eliminate the cap on how much information can be transferred between institutions, allowing for a freer flow of data between them and thus, higher efficiency and better service for all who benefit from them. Other advantages to this upgrade will include increased tele-learning opportunities and better scientific collaboration. The initial route of Internet2′s undertaking is poised to be operating by summer 2011.