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A BIIG Milestone: Over 350 of California’s Hardest-to-Reach K-12 Schools Now Have Broadband

As a result of BIIG funding, 356 of California's most remote and underserved schools are now connected to reliable, high-speed broadband Internet. Read about the public-private partnerships, the benefits of connecting to CalREN for schools, and how CENIC will finish the job. More >

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Automated Networks at the Service Edge

Automation is revolutionizing industries across the globe, and networking is no exception. Read Kireeti Kompella's perspective on the benefits of an automated network, from enhanced security to higher-level engineering. More >

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Internet for All in California: Overcoming Challenges and Creating Solutions

Champions for equal Internet access from the public and private sector band together to close the digital divide and establish Internet for all in California. Read about their innovative solutions, from legislative action to industry-disrupting business models. More >

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Tribal Digital Village’s Quest for Connectivity

Matt Rantanen and the Tribal Digital Village battle geographical obstacles and infrastructural impediments to establish connectivity for Southern California's tribal communities. Read how they apply solutions such as wireless tech, solar power, and unlicensed spectrum. More >

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CENIC’s Sherilyn Evans Recognized with Award

At their 2018 Global Summit, Internet2 recognized CENIC’s Chief Operating Officer Sherilyn Shiotsu Evans with the 2018 Richard Rose Award! Evan’s lifetime of leadership and accomplishments in support of community anchor institutions is unprecedented in its breadth and depth. Her outreach work extends beyond K-20 institutions to rural communities in California, Washington, Montana, and British Columbia. Please join CENIC in congratulating Sherilyn! More >


The Quilt Circle 2018 Now Available

The new "The Quilt Circle" tells the best stories from The Quilt’s nationwide consortium of regional advanced networks, including how CENIC's CalREN helped facilitate community and emergency communications during the Napa wildfires last year. Check it out. More >


CSU Campuses Boost Internet Connectivity

CalState's new 100-Gbps connections through CENIC’s CalREN will help CSU campuses to use secure Science DMZs through the Pacific Research Platform — making it possible to move huge data sets between far-flung research sites without performance degradation. PRP supports data-intensive research in many scientific research domains, and it connects California campuses to regional, national, and international collaborations. More >


Los Angeles County Library Gets $5 Million to Upgrade WiFi

LA County Library has been awarded approximately $5 million through the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate Program to improve Internet connectivity and network speed throughout LA County Library locations. The funding will enable libraries to connect to CENIC’s California Research and Education Network (CalREN), which will deliver faster, more reliable wireless access to library customers, helping to close the technology gap and remove barriers to access. More >

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Second National Research Platform Workshop

It’s not too late to register for the Second National Research Platform (2NRP) Workshop on August 6 and 7 in Bozeman, Montana. The sessions will cover implementation strategies for deployment of interoperable Science DMZs at a national, and potentially international, scale. The viewpoints of researchers, cyberinfrastructure experts, CIOs, as well as perspectives from regional and national networks, will help shape the program. Register Now >


CENIC Job Board

CENIC is actively recruiting for a number of open jobs, including: security analysts, network engineer, project manager, software engineer, analyst, writer, and events coordinator. CENIC’s mission to support researchers and educators across California with a better, richer, and expanded broadband network makes it an inspiring place to work, and our culture is welcoming, diverse, and supportive of career advancement. All that and great benefits too! Open Jobs >


About CENIC | www.cenic.org
CENIC connects California to the world — advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. This nonprofit organization operates the California Research and 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 others at vital public-serving institutions. CENIC’s Charter Associates are part of the world’s largest education system; they include the California K-12 system, California Community Colleges, the California State University system, California’s Public Libraries, the University of California system, Stanford, Caltech, USC, and the Naval Postgraduate School. CENIC also provides connectivity to leading-edge institutions and industry research organizations around the world, serving the public as a catalyst for a vibrant California.

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