Connecticut Education Network

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The Connecticut Education Network (CEN) is a regional research and education network. The network provides internet services for Connecticut K-12 schools, libraries, and higher education institutions. CEN provides a fiber optic connection to each and every K-12 school district in the state of Connecticut, fully funded by the state's general fund and federal e-rate dollars.[1] CEN also offers an ISP program for paying customers. These include both public and private higher education institutions as well as other educational entities.

History[edit]

Then Lieutenant Governor, Jodi Rell, launched an unprecedented effort to guarantee that Connecticut’s schools and libraries have access to the best possible technology and that students are “cyber-ready” by the sixth grade. Her work resulted in the creation of the Connecticut Education Network, the nation’s first all-optical network.[2] The Connecticut Education Network was signed into law in the year 2000 under Connecticut general statute §4d-82a.[3] By 2005, every public school district in Connecticut was online.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Connecticut Education Network Official Page
  2. ^ [2], State of CT Executive Office
  3. ^ [3], State of CT General Assembly