K12HSN is pleased to release its 2015 Annual Report. This report is intended to highlight the collaborative efforts of K12HSN, its Advisory Board, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), the California Department of Education and the many stakeholders, educational leaders and committee members and supporters who have worked to improve access to high-speed Internet in 2015.
Orange County Department of Education Upgrades to 100 GE Connection, One of the First K-12 Entities in the Country. On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) began moving all Internet traffic through their newly installed 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) infrastructure upgrade. This connection will support more than 500 schools and sites in 27 school districts in Orange County. It is the first K-12 educational entity in the nation to acquire this robust connection speed.
The California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) is pleased to share its latest Program Update, where you'll find more information about the Broadband Infrastructure improvement Grant (BIIG), the most recent network upgrades, and the release of our 2015 Annual Report. You will also learn more about the Technical Assistance and Professional Development project, which was created to provide professional development and technical assistance to K-12 schools, in the area of IT support and network management.
The first wave of the 2015-16 Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grants (BIIG) is being awarded to 166 sites. 47 additional sites with projects that exceed $1,000 per testing student are currently being reviewed by the Legislature.