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Fiber-Optic Cables Provide New Tool as Early Earthquake Sensors

Fiber-optic cables, like those in CENIC’s CalREN network and used for internet services everywhere, might eventually serve dual purposes — used not only to transmit data, but also to provide earthquake measurements, and maybe even safety alerts.

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The Big Pixel Initiative: Using Satellite Data to Map Urbanization, Schools, and Refugee Camps

Researchers at UC San Diego used satellite images from multiple sources to map and understand city growth patterns in India, with the help of computers trained to distinguish types of growth.

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Life Inside CENIC: Stanley Han & the Network Operations Center

Engineers in CENIC's Network Operations Center are the first point of contact for all member services, answering calls and emails 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In this installment of "Life Inside CENIC," Manager Stanley Han says high-level skills, teamwork, and a free flow of knowledge sharing help his team achieve their goals.

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Collaboration Kept Pepperdine Connected During Wildfires

With the Woolsey wildfire closing in on its campus, Pepperdine University worked with CENIC to save critical internet service and keep the university’s communication lines open for parents, students, faculty, and staff to stay informed during the emergency. Engineers responded quickly, many volunteered to help, and partners collaborated with agility.

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College Course Exchange Aims to Help Students Finish Faster

Online Course Exchange will help address California Community Colleges’ capacity problems and improve graduation rates by increasing access to and success in high-quality online courses. But tackling the challenge of how to set up secure and accurate data sharing among all 115 campuses is no easy feat.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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