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A Purpose-Built Network Dedicated to Meeting the Needs of Edge Members


Major Nodes

Rutgers University 1

Rutgers University 2

Princeton University 1

Princeton University 2

Rowan University

Montclair University


Bucknell University



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Internet Services

Supports 100% of member demand with no member’s traffic ever impacted by another member’s network activity. Delivers a highly survivable, highly available networking experience to connected members.

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DDoS Mitigation Support Service

Protects the EdgeNet core and all connected members with an automatic DDoS defense mechanism in place.

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Cloud Connect Services

Cloud services can help institutions and organizations improve their agility, reduce costs, and increase their competitive advantage by providing them with flexible, scalable, and secure computing resources.

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Connection to Internet2

Enables Edge members to connect directly to the nation’s premier coast-to-coast research and education network with access to Advanced Layer 2 Services (AL2S) and Advanced Layer 3 Services (AL3S).

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Provides high performance, low latency, and efficient access to some of the top content destinations in the world while supporting IPv4 and IPv6. Members can leverage their existing Edge connection investment to improve business process flows with providers of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and Web App solutions.

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Managed Optical Fiber

Leverages existing or new fiber assets coupled with Edge-provided optical hardware and services to support campus-to-campus and campus-to-data center/colo connectivity while streamlining costs.

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Provides dedicated network services for esports environments with ultra high-speed network requirements for esports performance. Dedicated gaming network connections enable consistent high speed performance while removing the uncertainty of the commodity internet.

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Enables members to reduce capital expenditures and operating expenses, simplify network design, reduce system load, and improve network scalability.

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Hands-on EdgeNet Service

Optimizes your on-network experience, providing responsive service, a wealth of advanced features, in-depth network performance reporting, and consultation to help you take advantage of the latest and greatest developments in networking technology.

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Promise of 10G from Public, Commercial Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

You know the old adage ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’? 10G promises from from traditional ISPs are all the rage, but institutions of higher education, K-12, healthcare, and local governments demand exceptional connectivity experiences to make their campuses and facilities thrive. Enter Edge – a nonprofit, member-based, nationally-recognized Research and Education Network.

Edge’s optical fiber network, EdgeNet, has been thriving for over 20 years:

  • Supporting 100 percent of member demand 24/7/365
  • Providing concierge-level support
  • Never oversubscribing the network where one member’s traffic competes for bandwidth with another member (unlike commercial ISPs)
  • 80 percent of Edge member’s external traffic is exchanged to be private peering relationships as opposed to traversing the unsecure and best effort public internet

Don’t take our word for it. Our customer testimonials speak for themselves.

“Edge has been our trusted partner for over two decades. As part of our Rutgers traffic optimization strategy, it was an easy decision to move one of our commodity internet 100Gb links to Edge. The cutover was seamless, and the move resulted in annual savings.”

Adrienne Esposito, Director of Network Operations and Architecture, Rutgers University

“The growth in research at Rowan University has been exceptional, and our transition from a state teachers college to a Carnegie-designated R2 institution was made easier by our partnerships with organizations like Edge. As research at the University continues to expand, we will also be looking to expand our services to ensure high-speed connectivity to regional research networks, Internet2, and the major cloud service providers. I fully expect to lean on Edge to help us in those areas, as Edge has the qualities that we’re looking for in a research support partner.”

Dr. Mira Lalovic-Hand, Senior Vice President of the Division of Information Resources & Technology (IRT) and Chief Information Officer of Rowan University.

“Making the jump from 2x 10 Gbps to 2x 100 Gbps will help us meet our bandwidth requirements over the next several years and with Edge as an existing partner, it was a very easy transition to upgrade our existing connections, while still allowing a highly available networking experience. Edge was able to provide bandwidth to us at a better cost and value than installing technologies that would shape the use of Internet traffic.”

Michael Reekie, Director of Networking, Fairleigh Dickinson University

“Partnering with Edge allows Hackensack Meridian Health to reach for new big data opportunities. I’m excited to bring Internet2 to our integrated health care network, which provides us with new possibilities for collaborative research. Being on Internet2 demonstrates that Hackensack Meridian Health and research innovation go hand-in-hand.”

David Reis, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Hackensack Meridian Health

“We’ve deployed our direct connects through EdgeNet, which has increased our speed substantially. This is used for our workspaces, AppStream, and we’re currently working towards using this for S3 and other Amazon public services. Once we’ve established these routes, we’ll be able to access many Amazon services over the direct connect and can move even further with systems like Amazon FSx, which allow you to run high-performance file systems in the cloud and support a wide range of capabilities. Edge provides our internet connection, Dark Fiber, and direct connects. My networking team has been very happy with the internet service and support provided by Edge. Our questions are answered quickly and correctly, and the partnership has helped make our cloud transition very successful.”

Brandon Wagner, Cloud Operations Manager, The College of New Jersey

Discover the rich history of EdgeNet’s origin, commitment to ZERO downtime, and how the nonprofit, member-based, nationally-recognized Research and Education Network now spans New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, and New York.

Edge’s commitment to ZERO downtime and 24/7/365 support is outlined in the Service Level Agreement »

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