Connecticut Education Network, or "CEN" is part of the State's secure "Nutmeg Network", whose purpose is to deliver reliable, high-speed internet access, data transport, and value added services to its members throughout Connecticut.
CEN helps deliver on the promise of equality in education by providing access to technology that schools and libraries would not be able to afford on their own. This investment is supported by private schools and institutions of higher education that are committed to the idea of overall improvement in education and broad support for access to technology.
In an effort to remove barriers to technology, CEN supports "Open Access" use of the network, which allows any entity to join the network at a fair price. “Open Access” provides greater access for areas of the state from where it has been prohibitively expensive to obtain high-speed internet access, and could include town-to-town sharing of databases, remote access to municipal applications, and so on. (More about CEN.....)
The mission of the Connecticut Education Network (CEN):
Is to build out, maintain and continuously improve a state-of-the-art, reliable, secure, and robust broadband network for Connecticut’s research and educational institutions. By providing access to the internet and supporting high speed connectivity in every school district and principle public library in Connecticut, we encourage member engagement to facilitate open communication, collaboration and new opportunities in striving for excellence in research and education in our k-20 educational community
The vision of CEN is to accomplish the following priorities over the next 1-3 years:
To continue to expand & upgrade the Connecticut Education Network.
To consistently reach out to our members and to foster a culture of community, collaboration and added value.
To be an advocate and to facilitate utilization of new technologies over the CEN network.
To improve the quality and quantity of educational resources available to our members.
To improve and expand network connectivity to state, national and global resources.
To promote, develop, and apply advanced applications, services and communication technologies to support and enhance education, research, public service and economic development.
· Lower transport cost to CEN members
· State Supplemented rate structure
· Access to Internet2
· Access to value added services above the network
· Expandable DWDM backbone
· Ability to support 42 100GB circuits
· Fault-Tolerant design
· Multiple Internet Service Providers
· Network monitoring 24*7
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