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Connecting The California Community Colleges

CENIC and CalREN: Connecting the California Community CollegesPartnering with the Corporation for Educational Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) to use the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) high-bandwidth, high-capacity fiber network has resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the California Community Colleges.

To address bandwidth demand for the near future, the CCC Technology Center is working with CENIC to upgrade the majority of circuits connecting the colleges to CalREN to 10Gbps. In addition, approved college centers will receive 1Gbps primary and 1Gbps secondary circuits. These upgrades are expected to be in place by fiscal year 2023-24, and provide sufficient capacity for at least 10 years.

The chart below shows a monthly breakdown of completed circuits to date. Select the image to enlarge it.

CENIC updated circuits as of April 30, 2023. There are now 335 managed college and center circuits installed at California Community Colleges.

Farther out, the Technology Center will look to acquire fiber, which could reduce long-term leasing cost.

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