100Gb K-12 connection established between Orange County Department of Education, Cenic Networks

Cenic, the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), the K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN), and the California Department of Education (CDE) have established a 100-Gigabit per second K-12 connection, the company said.

The network connection went into production on 24 March, 2016.

Cenic was an early innovator in obtaining dark fiber leases, and lighting and managing fiber infrastructure to provide broadband connectivity for its education and research members.

The Orange County 100Gb dark fiber connection is the first of a number of planned 100Gb connections for K-12 sites in California.

Cenic is working to complete 100Gb connections for Riverside and San Diego County Offices of Education within the next few months. An additional ten 100Gb connections for K-12 sites are included in Cenic´s consortial E-Rate filing and planned for production after July 1, 2016, coinciding with the current FCC E-Rate cycle.

Cenic is a nonprofit organization that operates the California Research & Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of over 20 million users, including the vast majority of K-20 students together with educators, researchers, and other vital public-serving institutions.