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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


  • Bandwidth tiers ranging from 25Mbps to 100Gbps
  • Burstable, symmetrical traffic flows with 1Gbps, 10Gbps, or 100Gbps Ethernet handoffs
  • Caching and national peering relationships to improve performance
  • Multiple, geographically diverse Tier 1 Internet backbone providers
  • DDoS detection and mitigation included
  • IPv4 and IPv6 addressing included
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) support included
  • Network Control Grid services (DNS, DHCP, IPAM) included
  • CIPA compliant web filtering included (opt-in)
  • Multiple layers of protection available - path, entrances, and equipment
  • E-Rate eligible
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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.


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

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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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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.