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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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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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California Libraries Look to a Future Enabled by High-Speed Broadband

Connection to high-speed broadband via CalREN enables librarians to realize administrative efficiencies, expand digital content, and broaden educational opportunities.

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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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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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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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