The Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) is a nonprofit corporation serving research and education organizations throughout the Pacific Rim. Providing cost-effective, robust, reliable, high-bandwidth, and high-capacity networking, PNWGP supports the mission of these organizations and the needs of researchers, faculty, students, and staff. PNWGP designs, implements, and manages a multi-state high-bandwidth and high-capacity network specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of research and education communities.