SURFinternet: fast and reliable internet connection

SURFinternet offers Dutch education and research institutions a fast and reliable Internet connection of 1 to 100 GBit/s. With SURFinternet, all users in the education and research communities are connected to each other and can collaborate nationally and internationally.

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Connecting third parties to the SURF network

If you are connected to the SURF network, you can, under certain conditions, register third parties to use the SURFinternet service connection (network connection). Third parties do not have a user agreement with SURF. This means that they can only use a network connection, and not the additional SURF services.

Who is eligible as a third party?

If you are connected to the SURF network, you can register a third party to use SURFinternet services. The third party must meet the following prerequisites:

  • The third party is a legal entity.
  • The third party's network is managed by the institution connected to the SURF network.
  • The third party has fewer than 100 full-time employees.
  • The third party belongs to the SURF target group or the third party is: 
  • a partner in the research and development of the institution affiliated to SURF, or
  • a partner in the operational management of the institution connected to the SURF network.

Read the detailed prerequisites for connecting third parties to the SURF network (PDF in Dutch)

Network connection only, no additional services

A third party that is connected to the SURF network will not receive a user agreement. This means that the third party will only receive the network connection from SURFinternet. This party therefore has no additional services at its disposal, such as SURFconext or SURFdomeinen.

If the third party belongs to the SURF target group and wishes to have additional infrastructure services provided by SURF, it can also connect directly to the SURF network.

Registering a third party

Are you connected to the SURF network and do you want a third party to use SURFinternet? Contact SURF Customer Support at customersupport@surf.nl. You can read exactly how the registration procedure for third-party traffic works in the application procedure (PDF).

Rates 2020

Below are the rates we charge to your institution for each third party. You can pass these costs on to third parties.

Volume

The third is part of the SURF target group

The third party does not belong to the SURF target group

0 - 25 FTE

No costs

No costs

26 - 50 FTE

EUR 264

EUR 526

51 - 100 FTE

EUR 526

EUR 789

The rates are per month and do not include VAT.