Arizona’s Research and Education Network

Our Arizona ties and passion run deep at Sun Corridor Network. We were founded by three state institutions — Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona. These sister universities partnered to create direct high-speed connections with each other and with Internet2, sponsored by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Sun Corridor Network is Arizona’s connection to the national and international research and education networks. Our work promotes 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.

High performance connectivity
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.

Community impact at the center
‘The network’ has a special double meaning for us as we prioritize convening communities for digital progress. Through collaborations with government and private organizations, we aim to scale internet solutions state-wide and foster digital fluent communities through educational experiences. Together, we will enable future generations of Arizonians to become the scientists, researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of tomorrow.

Through our sponsorship of members into the Internet2 community, we enable people 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.