Friday, April 8, 2016

Orange County K-12 Gets 100G Internet Connection

CENIC, the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and the California Department of Education have activated the world’s first 100-Gigabit per second K-12 connection.

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.

“Our new 100-Gigabit ethernet connection will directly benefit more than half a million students and 20,000-plus teachers across 27 school districts. In doing so, it reflects our commitment to the vision that Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success,” said Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares.

CENIC is the 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.

http://www.cenic.org
http://www.ocde.us

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