UVM is a member of Internet2 and has high speed connectivity to other research institutions on I2.
Internet2 is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions. Focused on members’ technology needs, Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education (R&E) organizations to solve common technology challenges, and develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. UVM has been an I2 member since 1998.
- Fast network for research
- Not tied up with Netflix viewing
- Advanced Layer 2 Services allows forming of Layer 2 networks with researchers at other institutions
- No need to start, you're already there.
UVM-specific information: https://www.uvm.edu/~telcom/Internet2.html