CalREN Update: Network Projects and Activities
Monday, December 5th, 2011
For California's K-12 System, CENIC has been monitoring progress with an E-rate Year 13 circuit from Colusa County Office of Education to our backbone site in Sacramento, as well as new network connections for the Alameda County Office of Education node site and a ring redesign involving the Santa Clara and San Mateo County Offices of Education node sites. It is expected these new configurations should all be ready for the first quarter of 2012.
CENIC and K12HSN have recently found a solution to close a ring which will provide an
alternate routing path for the Humboldt and Del Norte County Offices of Education node sites. The Form 470 has been posted to obtain competitive
quotes for potential circuits for the next E-rate cycle. CENIC and K12HSN will be reviewing bids received during the coming weeks. The new E-rate application window opens January 9, 2012 and will close at 11:59 EDT on March 20, 012.
Lastly, CENICengineers and the CENIC NOC are working on replacing and deploying new terminal servers to K12 node sites throughout the network.
By Ed Smith, CENIC Project Manager
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