MAX provides its participants with connectivity to Internet2, National LambdaRail (NLR), and various commodity Internet providers. Our proximity to Washington, DC provides us the opportunity to collaborate with federal agencies and laboratories as well as the local research and education community in the Mid-Atlantic region. MAX supports a number of campuses whose astronomy, biology, environmental science, computer science, engineering, geo-science, and physical science communities have large scale data flow requirements. MAX’s participants include universities, federal agencies, government laboratories, and non-profit institutions in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.