Membership in LAUREN is open to all research or education-oriented organizations. Annual dues are $20,000 U.S.


• Network access to existing projects such as the National LambdaRail, ESNet, NREN, FLR, CalRen, and Abilene in the U.S., and GEANT, ANSP, SingAREN, AARNet, and APAN worldwide. Peering is dependant upon mutually agreed-upon terms.

• Connections to peers ranging from Layer 2 Ethernet 10/100 Mbps or SONET/SDH rates from 155 Mbps to 10 Gbps are available.

LAUREN’s members believe that an investment in research and education is ultimately an investment in the peace, prosperity and unity of nations.