INTERNET. II. Internet2.
As you can see Abilene utilization Nation wide is low.
Meaning it’s data potential is higher than the regular Internet.
It has higher bandwith so more computers can run more multimedia
MAN LAN also contains and experimenatal componet.
A Cisco 15454 Layer 1 switch is located in the MAN LAN rack and provides experimental layer 1 switching capabilites.
The current connectors to the Layer 1 switch include:
OC= Opitical Carrier- A fiber-optic digital transmission hierarchy used for SONET. OC rates range from OC-1, which is the equivalent of 28 DS-1 channels (51.84 Mbps) to OC-192, which is the equivalent of 5,376 DS-1 channels (9.953 Gbps). OC rates are the optical equivalent of STS rates
192=10 Gigabit/sec bandwidth
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