Get to Know these Forward-Looking Organizations.

Browse through these forward-looking organizations that are using next-generation technologies to transform everything from healthcare to education. Be sure to click on their profiles to learn more about their work and how you can get involved.

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Internet2 is an exceptional community of U.S. and international leaders in research, academia, industry and government who create and collaborate via innovative technologies. Together, we accelerate research discovery, advance national and global education, and improve the delivery of public services. Our community touches nearly every major innovation that defines our modern digital lives—and continues to define “what’s next.”


Red Wing Ignite

Red Wing Ignite is a non-profit organization that provides a co-working space, business accelerator and a test bed environment for entrepreneurs, developers and small businesses. Our goal is to help provide the needed resources to help businesses grow and flourish in our community. To inspire and foster innovative ideas that change our world.


Viavi Solutions

Viavi software and hardware platforms and instruments deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks. Precise intelligence and actionable insight from across the network ecosystem optimizes the service experience for increased customer loyalty, greater profitability and quicker transitions to next-generation technologies. Viavi is also a leader in anti-counterfeiting solutions for currency authentication and high-value optical components and instruments for diverse government and commercial applications. Learn more at and follow us on Viavi Perspectives, LinkedIn,Twitter, YouTube and Facebook JDSU also applies its sophisticated optical technologies to a range of markets that use light to achieve a unique purpose, from fighting counterfeiting and protecting consumer brands to enabling satellites.



Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.


Lit San Leandro

San Leandro has an enviable location, good transportation, civic infrastructure, affordable housing prices and pleasant neighborhoods. It has a history of traditional industries like manufacturing and is now working in a private-public partnership to attract a new generation of businesses and associated jobs. The primary enabler of the renewal is a state-of-the-art digital backbone loop of fiber optics that will allow service providers to deliver ultra-high-speed, Internet communications network. Lit San Leandro is funded by a leading local business owner in cooperation with city, and federal governments. Its objective is simple: attract new businesses to the San Leandro area by modernizing the communications infrastructure, without relying on public funds.


National Science Foundation

NSF is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through research programs and education projects.


US Ignite

US Ignite fosters the creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit. Our organization is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with original inspiration from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation, and our deeply experienced team is responsible for convening US Ignite partners in industry, academia and government to identify and share best practices and resources.

Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced wireless, Education & Workforce development, Energy, Healthcare, Local cloud/edge computing, Local cloud/edge computing, Low-latency, OpenFlow, Public Safety, SDN, Transportation, Ultra fast

Broadband Communities

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises while keeping readers up to date on the available solutions capable of serving their practical needs. BC offers in-depth news, expert insights, and practical know-how on the technical, business, financial, and legal aspects of outfitting properties and communities with broadband solutions. With a focus on residential buildings, developments, and municipalities, BC helps the large-scale and wholesale buyers and users of broadband technologies, equipment, and services competitively distinguish their properties and communities in a rapidly changing marketplace.


BTV Ignite

BTV Ignite is the name of the Burlington-US Ignite partnership. BTV Ignite encourages public, private and academic institutions to develop next generation internet applications right here in Burlington. BTV Ignite is dedicated to aligning Burlington’s powerful gigabit infrastructure as a tool, testbed and accelerator for economic, educational and community benefit.



Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.


One Community

Established as a nonprofit in 2003, OneCommunity is working to turn Northeast Ohio into a “Smart Region” – one that directs its resources and investment to support technological innovation, highly efficient and customer-centric public services, and a superb overall quality of life for its citizens. Technology is vital to this transformation, keyed by OneCommunity’s ultra-high-speed, fiber-optic broadband network, which covers almost 2,000 miles around Northeast Ohio and provides data service for more than 2,300 public institutions such as hospitals, schools, libraries and government offices. This broadband network serves as a platform for innovation and collaboration, enabling a variety of beneficial programs and applications in health care, education, government and public safety. It is also an ideal test environment for researchers, technology companies and entrepreneurs. The network is also the infrastructure that will uniquely support the shift toward Northeast Ohio as a Smart Region. OneCommunity is eager to play a role in this change and to partner with others to ensure that we use this competitive advantage to improve our region’s social and economic prosperity.