There are many benefits to a GPN membership. We are best known for our physical internet connection, but we provide so much more. We also support a vibrant and active collaborative community.
GPN provides a cost effective, high-capacity, shared network which connects universities and state networks throughout the Midwest and Great Plains.
GPN is a dedicated research advocate, championing the needs of its members and diligently amplifying and fortifying the advanced cyberinfrastructure of the region.
Many GPN members are internationally renowned for excellence in education and research via advanced cyberinfrastructure — GPN membership helps them to remain at the cutting edge of these advancements. As our members develop their cyberinfrastructure capacity — GPN provides a venue for them to learn from others and form strategic alliances.
GPN also partners with state networks, high performance computing centers and other organizations, like Internet2 and the Extreme Science and ACCESS, on behalf of our members.