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Bringing Internet Access to Environmental Education in Yosemite

CENIC, UC Merced, and the National Park Service are collaborating to get Internet access to the new NatureBridge campus in 2019, which will offer many benefits and support environmental education for youths far and wide.

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How Connectivity Strengthens Communities through Education, Employment, and Health Care

In the greater San Diego area, the Tribal Digital Village operates a community network that serves 17 reservations and brings with it much-needed digital resources. Internet access has bolstered key areas to improve quality of life for families.

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The CENIC Internship: A Gateway to Networking

Available to students at any accredited college or university, CENIC's paid, part-time internship presents a thorough, hands-on inroad to the world of computer networking. Past interns have come from a variety of educational backgrounds, and have found the internship helped hone their career directions. Hear about their experiences and advice.

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Leading the Charge on Science DMZs to Support Big-Data Research

Scientists working in fields such as genomics, climate science, and galaxy exploration accumulate huge data sets that require high-performance computer networking. Science DMZs and the Pacific Research Platform enable researchers to collaborate securely on these data sets from far-flung locations. Learn how UC Santa Cruz developed its cyberinfrastructure.

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A BIIG Milestone: Over 350 of California’s Hardest-to-Reach K-12 Schools Now Have Broadband

As a result of BIIG funding, 356 of California's most remote and underserved schools are now connected to reliable, high-speed broadband Internet. Read about the public-private partnerships, the benefits of connecting to CalREN for schools, and how CENIC will finish the job.

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Internet for All in California: Overcoming Challenges and Creating Solutions

Champions for equal Internet access from the public and private sector band together to close the digital divide and establish Internet for all in California. Read about their innovative solutions, from legislative action to industry disrupting business models.

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Tribal Digital Village’s Quest for Connectivity

Matt Rantanen and the Tribal Digital Village battle geographical obstacles and infrastructural impediments to establish connectivity for Southern California's tribal communities. Read how they apply solutions such as wireless tech, solar power, and unlicensed spectrum.

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Grow Food, Grow Jobs: How Broadband Can Boost Farming in California's Central Valley

Broadband helps farmers and students in California’s Central Valley use technology and develop skills to improve the agriculture economy. Read how CENIC collaborators such as the USDA, UC ANR, community colleges, and ISPs find funding and develop plans for better connectivity for the far reaches of the state, to help grow food and grow jobs.

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Sacramento Library Offers Gaming, Virtual Reality Programs Thanks to Greater Broadband Capacity

California libraries enjoy much greater bandwidth since connecting to CENIC’s CalREN backbone, and are now embracing and encouraging active access and content creation by its patrons, and developing new online routes of discovery, interaction, and learning. Read about sophisticated new ventures at the Sacramento Public Library.

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CalREN Facilitates Communications During Napa Fires via Local Libraries

High-speed broadband service through CENIC’s CalREN network enabled the Napa County Library to serve as communications hub during wildfires.

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The Exploratorium and CENIC

The Exploratorium was the first cultural organization to join CENIC, and their connection to CalREN has supported remarkable programming and powered scientific discovery.

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CENIC’s Network Operations Center

Once an institution is connected to CalREN, CENIC’s Network Operations Center (NOC) is the first point of contact for any issues or questions that arise. NOC engineers monitor the network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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California Emerging Technology Fund and CENIC: In Pursuit of a Common Goal

CENIC and the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) share a common goal: to close the digital divide by accelerating the deployment and adoption of high-speed broadband.

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Strengthening Education, Cultural Preservation, and Healthcare in the Pacific Islands using Research

The indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands were perhaps the world’s first “space explorers,” who set off on large canoes to seek out and discover the islands of the great Pacific Ocean more than 7,000 years ago. David Lassner presented a strategic direction for computer networking from the perspective of the Pacific Islands.

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CENIC Presents Innovations in Networking Awards

Each year CENIC presents the Innovations in Networking Awards to highlight the exemplary innovations that leverage ultra-high bandwidth networking, particularly where those innovations have the potential to transform the ways in which instruction and research are conducted or where they further the deployment of broadband in underserved areas.

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Pacific Wave and CENIC

Pacific Wave continues to be one of CENIC’s major international initiatives, operated in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Gigapop. Undertaken as a part of an effort to improve service to CENIC members, Pacific Wave makes possible improved high-performance connectivity between CalREN and 29 Asia Pacific countries.

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SFJAZZ Collaborates with K–12 Schools and Public Libraries Using CalREN

In honor of Black History Month, SFJAZZ Education’s School Day Concert program presented award-winning bassist and bandleader Marcus Shelby and his Quintet to over 800 students at 11 schools across the SF Bay Area.

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Pacific Research Platform: The Future of Big Data Collaboration

The Pacific Research Platform supports a broad range of data-intensive research projects that will impact science and technology worldwide. To meet the needs of researchers in California and beyond, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a five-year, $5-million grant to fund the Pacific Research Platform (PRP).

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Building a CENIC Security Strategy

Twenty million people rely on CENIC’s network to connect with each other and the world. A new effort aims to ensure that the network remains secure, safe, and reliable. We talked with Sean Peisert and John Dundas about cybersecurity approaches for the CalREN network.

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CENIC Helps Public Libraries and Public Schools Access Funds to Support High-speed Broadband

E-rate dollars and the California Teleconnect Fund help close the digital divide in schools and public libraries across California through consortia operated by CENIC.

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California Public Libraries Lead the Nation in Higher Levels of Internet Connectivity

More than 80% of California public library jurisdictions have begun the process of connecting to CalREN for faster Internet and better network performance.

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Schools Across California Access High-speed Broadband Service for the First Time

Schools in rural California have faced significant barriers to broadband connectivity for years. Read how the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant is funding a collaborative effort to overcome connectivity challenges and provide schools with the Internet access they need.

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CENIC Engineer Julia Staats: 2016 Women in Networking SC Award Winner

CENIC network engineer Julia Staats was chosen to help build and operate SCinet, the high-capacity Supercomputing Conference network.

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