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Rapid Private Interconnect

CEN-RPI (Rapid Private Interconnect)

Rapid Private Interconnect (RPI) provides CEN members with private, dedicated access to any vendor-provided service at four national peering locations.

Included Features:


Offered at 10G with options for 100G ports available as needed.

Geographic Diversity

Geographically diverse paths to major data center destinations in four cities across the country, including Ashburn, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; and San Jose, California. On the horizon are Ney York City, Seattle Washington, and Chicago Illinois. 

Direct Access

Private peering’s and physical cross connects directly to providers nationally for a dedicated high performance experience.

Cost Effective

Simple flat rate transport structure to one or many destinations regionally and nationally.  Just contact CEN and we can add it into your configuration.


Members can view traffic utilization, monitoring performance and statistics from border handoff to cloud provider through augmented trace route.

Sample Use Cases:

  • A member needs a direct connection to a cloud provider to migrate their ERP system from a campus-based system to the cloud
  • A member connects to a gaming internet exchange to provide access to e-sports for their students
  • A member requires resiliency to reach multiple AWS Direct Connect ports in multiple regions across the country
  • Members migrate to RPI from Cloud Connect when their bandwidth needs surpass 5 Gbps



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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.


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.