In the News

iboss Cloud CIPA Compliant Filtering Free for K-12 and Libraries

Member Colleagues,  I am excited to announce the recent addition of iboss cloud CIPA content filter at no cost for K-12 and libraries and at volume pricing for other members. This was also mentioned on the CET_K12_EdTech listserv last week (3/12) in support of 1:1 initiatives and preparations surrounding COVID-19 related closures and online learning.   The addition of iboss cloud to the portfolio will update the availability […]

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CEN Member Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis

CEN Member Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis Member Colleagues,    CEN has been working to understand the implications of the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on IT responsibilities for business continuity, remote telework, and distance learning.  To that end, we want to ensure all IT leaders are aware of the following programmatic initiatives to help our members […]

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Four Steps Towards E-Rate Connectivity and Competition

A quarter-century ago, the idea of “educational technology” popularized the notion that children would benefit if computers in schools and libraries were connected to the internet. In 1996, Congress created the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program, which provides discounts to libraries and K-12 schools to make broadband internet access more affordable […] [Read More]

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CEN Statement on COVID-19

CEN Statement on COVID-19  2020-03-09     CEN is closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus and has worked to ensure business continuity in the event access to our main office and/or POP sites becomes restricted.  We have contingency plans in place to maintain operations and provide the level of support expected by the CEN community, without risking […]

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Winter Newsletter

Member colleagues, 2019 was another successful year for CEN and its community as we continue to grow with additional members and services. The rollout of our new website and introduction of new Managed Firewall Services has been widely accepted by the membership. The focus is service to our members and ensuring we promote and support […]

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Summer Newsletter

Member colleagues, As summer comes to a close, I’m increasingly excited about CEN’s team, products, service and enormous potential for growth. Thank you for a successful fiscal year and for all who participated in the 2019 Member Conference this past May. Our community is vibrant, on full display at events like these, and something truly […]

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Scholarships Support Diversity and Inclusion in Information Technology at 2019 Internet2 Global Summit

Internet2 announced today seven recipients of scholarships aimed at increasing the meaningful participation of underrepresented information technology professionals, from both the national and global research and education communities, ahead of its annual meeting, the Internet2 Global Summit event, taking place in Washington, D.C. from March 5-8. The scholarship recipients are: Rachael Collard, publicity and marketing […]

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Prospect Public Library Gets Grant to Connect to Connecticut Education Network

The state’s Library Board awarded the Prospect Public Library $27,825 in grant funding for a high-speed fiber connection to the Connecticut Education Network. According to a release, the grant covers all costs related to installing the fiber connection to the library. It is anticipated the connections will be completed later this year. In 2015, the […]

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Schools Grapple with Digital Divide

At a recent convention of Connecticut school officials, Nick Caruso asked 50 school board members and superintendents what their districts do for students who lack internet access at home. Most didn’t even know whether their district has a policy, said Caruso, a senior staff associate for the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and member of […]

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We are reinstating our quarterly newsletters, so stay tuned for more CEN content to come throughout the year.