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Connecticut Education Network February 4, 2004 Statenets CEN Project Update Robert P. Vietzke, Network Architect & Program Director.

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1 Connecticut Education Network February 4, 2004 Statenets CEN Project Update Robert P. Vietzke, Network Architect & Program Director

2 Connecticut Agenda Connecticut Demographics Zero to Giga in 3 years Regional Collaborations Staying up at night

3 Connecticut Connecticut Demographics 4.2 M residents 550,000 K12 students 170,000 Higher Ed Students No State Education Network prior to ’01/’02 PA : A state of the Art “Network” by 2005 to connect every school, campus and library with one another and the Internet Connecticut Education Network

4 Connecticut About the CEN First 24 months organizing and surveying every school Next 18 months building & “budgeting” Today, we connect to 91+ locations 182,000 K-12 Students (43%) 80,000 Higher Ed Students (45%) 15 libraries

5 Connecticut Architecture & Funding Approach All optical to K12 and Higher Ed Typically redundant Gigabit Ethernet on dark fiber Long Term Investments Nothing less than optical to K-20 Intra-Municipal connectivity a local responsibility

6 Connecticut CEN Funding Sources $25,000,000 in State capital funding Year 6 Erate approved January 20, ‘04 Installation to sites fully state funded All other services at “no cost” to users K12/Library ISP, filtering, security, etc. Only user fees are for higher-ed ISP

7 Connecticut CEN Advanced Services Support Dept of IT MOU with UConn to provide: Technical Staffing for K-20 “advanced services”  Network Architect & Program Director  Senior Security Analyst  Network Technician  Open Search, Senior Network Engineer (CCIE level) Internet2 Sponsorship and SEGP Connection Quilt ISP services access Leadership in regional advanced R&E networking

8 Connecticut K-20 CEN Services Internet Access Central Filtering / Distributed Admin Central Firewall / Distributed Access Lists Internet2 SEGP connectivity Peer-to-Peer Control *New Security Consulting *New Network Design Consulting *New H.323 Video Conference Support *Soon

9 Connecticut Current Activities (Phase IV) Construction underway to add: 92 new optically connected sites 360+ miles of new backbone 14 Higher Education & Hub sites 23 new libraries

10 Connecticut By end of 2004, CEN will extend to: 82% of K-12 students (464,000+) 88% of higher education students (150,000+) Connect to at least 58 library systems And, by July 2005: Network complete to 100% of K12, Libraries and Higher Education

11 Connecticut Connecticut (CEN) Rhode Island (OSHEAN) New York (NYSERnet) Massachusetts (UMass & NOX) Vermont Maine New Hampshire

12 Connecticut NEREN Opportunities Unite the Northeast region Leverage bottom of long-haul market Level playing field within the region Attain long-term cost-controlled access to next generation services in New York & Boston

13 Progress brings challenge Likely to complete one of the first comprehensive next generation optical K-20 R&E infrastructures in ‘05 “What is success”? Content. Moving from aggressive growth to sustainable operations.

14 Connecticut Contact CEN CEN Network Architect, Dept. of Information Technology Director, CEN Advanced Services Center, University of Connecticut Co program manager, Dept. of Information Technology Senior Security Analyst Network Technician Internet Services Consultant (Filtering, DNS)


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