Mizzou researchers are using a new internet connection that??s 10,000 times faster than the average speed of a home computer.
Internet2 is a secured network used by very few universities, private companies and government agencies.
The 100-gigabit internet speed allows researchers to send and receive files in seconds and minutes instead of days and weeks.
MU officials said the new technology will improve the research of autism and provide better ways of giving remote elderly care.
MU Chief Information Officer Gary Allen said, ??What it gives Mizzou is an advantage to be interacting with companies for which these massive data basis transfers are going to be part and partial of their operational environment.??
Internet2 is about 100 times faster than the Google fiber network in the Kansas City area.
Researchers said the new technology used by universities might one day be used on the public internet.