Students Use Internet2's High-Speed Research Network to Swap Songs and Movies

Internet2's network could become the next battleground in the campaign against illegal file swapping on campuses.

The high-speed research network, which serves more than 200 colleges, is now home to a service for trading music and video files that is run by students at universities that belong to Internet2. The service, called i2hub, boasts a membership of more than 1,000 students and advertises itself as a lightning-fast, largely unsupervised alternative to peer-to-peer programs like