CalREN Update: Network Projects and Activities
Friday, June 8th, 2012
This month, CENIC completed testing a on new point-to-point DS-3 circuit for Alpine County Office of Education which is scheduled to be put into production in early June. This will allow us to cancel the
OC12 OCN circuit currently needed to carry the existing DS-3.
Readers of CENIC Today will recall the Central Valley Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure Project from the December 5 issue, where it was announced that the project was ready to launch construction. CENIC together with the Central Valley Independent Network established a strategic relationship to
develop and deliver a middle-mile broadband fiber-based infrastructure throughout 18 counties in Central California: Amador, Calaveras,
Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Yuba. In August 2010, CVIN, on behalf of the CVIN-CENIC partnership, was awarded a $46.62 million stimulus grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Subsequently, CVIN also received a $6.66 million grant from the CPUC's California Advanced Services Fund. CVIN's Affiliates committed an additional $13.32 million to complete the funding for this $66.6 million
CENIC is delighted to report that its network engineers turned up 10 Gigabit backbone links in preparation for the Project buildout. CENIC Today readers will be kept up to date on the latest news on the Project
and other infrastructure projects that CENIC is a part of as developments occur.
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By Ed Smith
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