High-Speed Rail, CENIC create California Broadband Communities

California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the Corporation for Education Networking Initiatives in California (CENIC) announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that will foster initiatives to expand the availability and accessibility of high-capacity broadband to communities and institutions throughout California, the companies said.

As a part of the high-speed rail system corridor, the Authority and CENIC will create an ultra-fast broadband network, connecting into CENIC´s statewide research and education network, as well as to other public and private sector broadband networks.

The Authority and CENIC agree that to achieve these objectives, they will work together to develop a strategic plan that will include network design, deployment, economics, operation and management. Furthermore, the Authority and CENIC will engage parties from private, public, and governmental sectors in the planning process to effectively serve this diverse region.