Arizona’s Research and Education Network

The Sun Corridor Network supports research and education at gigabit speeds around Arizona.

The three state universities—Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona—collaborated to create direct high-speed connections with each other and with Internet2, sponsored by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Sun Corridor Network – Arizona’s Regional Research and Education Network and Arizona’s only connection to the national and international research and education networks, promoting collaboration, data share and transfer, scientific discovery, and increased access to academic opportunities, for higher education, K12, government, public safety, libraries, community organizations, and healthcare on a dedicated ultra high speed fiber network.

All Arizona research and education institutions are eligible to join Sun Corridor Network, which is E-Rate eligible. Members can include K-20 schools and school districts, community colleges, libraries, museums and cultural institutions, and government.

Members using Sun Corridor Network can leverage Internet2’s high performance, low latency network and enjoy the benefits of a direct connection to Amazon Web Service and Microsoft AZURE without the cost of an additional point to point connection.

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation service is available automatically to Sun Corridor Network users and at no additional charge for the “On-Demand” (self – monitored) feature. Since standalone DDoS mitigation is not E-Rate eligible, this adds substantial value to Internet/Internet2 service.

Like the national Internet2 network and other regional research and education networks, the Sun Corridor Network is uniquely designed and engineered to meet the needs of some of the most demanding Internet users in the country: scientists, academics, and researchers. About 95% of the combined Internet traffic of the three Arizona state universities transits the Sun Corridor Network through two 100 Gbps connections to Internet2 and the commercial Internet in Tucson and Phoenix.

The Sun Corridor Network is the only Internet2 Connector Network in Arizona.

In addition to local opportunities, the Sun Corridor Network—through their sponsorship of members into the Internet2 community—enables users to join over 80,000 other schools in accessing educational content available through over 300 higher education member institutions, and over 50 leading science, education and technology partners such as the National Parks Service, NASA, the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Executive Leadership


The Sun Corridor Network Governing Board, comprised of Chief Information Officers from Arizona’s three state universities, makes all strategic decisions with input from the Sun Corridor Network technical committee. The Board will ensure that member institutions are given a voice in the future direction of the network, shared services, and evolving technologies. Board members include:

Our Technical Committee

The Sun Corridor Network Technical Committee is responsible for the design and architecture of the Sun Corridor infrastructure. The committee makes recommendations to the Board on upgrades, changes and modification to the network. Committee is comprised of senior-level network architects and engineers within Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and The University of Arizona.