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Dedicated Internet

Internet Service Provider

CEN provides a stable and reliable internet service offering that bridges network performance with scalable bandwidth. This capability includes numerous valued added services at a total price point that can not be matched. The CEN internet offering provides the following capacity:

  • Expandable capacity to suit the need of every member organization
  • Symmetrical upload/download capability with 1G,10G or 100G handoffs
  • No caps, throttling or rate limits
  • Adheres to Net Neutrality principles
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In October 2018, CEN became Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) certified. MANRS is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that increases overall network security and provides crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats including filtering, Anti-spoofing, Coordination, and Global validation. Joining MANRS means joining a community of security-minded organizations committed to making the global routing infrastructure more robust and secure, and it is an initiative where CEN can provide leadership through action for the directly connected community as well as alongside research and education networks nationally.

Included Features:

All Fiber Low Latency Connectivity

Bandwidth Tiers Ranging from 25Mbps to 100Gbps.

Symmetrical Up/Down Traffic Flows

1Gbps, 10Gbps, or 100Gbps Ethernet handoffs.

No Data Caps, No Rate Limiting or Throttling

Burst at any time to the full handoff speed.

Jumbo Frame Support

9000 MTU for high capacity throughput.

Caching and National Peering Relationships

In order to improve performance.

Tier 1 Internet Backbone Providers

Multiple, geographically diverse.

DDoS Threat Detection and Mitigation Included

CEN’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) detection and mitigation protects members from an increasing number of overwhelming attacks that can halt business and education operations.

IPv4 and IPv6

/29 IPv4 and /48 IPv6 addressing included.

BGP Support Included

(Border Gateway Protocol).

Full Domain Name Hosting

Through CEN's Network Control Grid.

CIPA Compliant Web Filtering Included

CEN’s Content Filtering Service provides members an enterprise Internet content filtering solution including the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance requirements for E-Rate (Opt-in).

Resilient Through Better Design and Architecture

Fiber paths, entrances, and equipment.

MANRS Certified Network

MANRS is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that increases overall network security and provides crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats including filtering, Anti-spoofing, Coordination, and Global validation.

E-Rate eligible

CEN provides solutions for the specific needs of our K-12 and library partners since 2001 by providing in-house expertise as a trusted provider of E-Rate eligible services.

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WHY CEN?

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QUALITY

CEN’s scalable, resilient network design offers an unmatched combination of performance attributes for speed, latency, reliability, and security.

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VALUE

CEN’s cost recovery model provides competitive pricing, custom tailored services, and larger feature sets as compared to other for-profit ISPs.

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SERVICE

CEN's Connecticut based team backs its members with a 24/7/365 Network Operations Center (NOC) and access to senior technical staff for the most consistent, local, expert service available.