GTT Provides Internet Capacity To U.S. Research and Educational Institutions

GTT, owner and operator of a global Tier 1 Internet network and provider of a comprehensive suite of cloud networking services to any location in the world, will start delivering high-speed Internet services to members of The Quilt – a national coalition of nonprofit regional research and education networks representing 40 networks and more than 900 educational institutions in the U.S.

GTT will provide nearly 50Gbps of Internet capacity to the Quilt members, which is expected to increase to 100Gbps by the end of 2018. GTT delivers Internet services over its Tier 1 global IP backbone which is ranked among the largest networks in the world. With over 550 Points-of-Presence (PoPs), GTT provides flexible, scalable high-capacity cloud networking services to the world’s largest organizations. GTT will become an authorized Internet service provider for The Quilt.

“We embrace the opportunity to support the networking requirements of the research and education community with our expansive global network and look forward to advancing our partnership with The Quilt,” said Rick Calder, President and CEO of GTT. “Supporting the mission of this coalition is consistent with our purpose of connecting people across organizations, around the world and to every application in the cloud.”