CEN’s membership in and peering relationship with Internet2 provides CEN’s higher education members with access to Internet2’s Net + portfolio of reliable cloud and trust solutions.

 Internet2 Net + Services include:

Software As A Service (SAAS)

Security & Identity (SI)

Infrastructure & Platform Services (IPS)

Video, Voice & Collaboration (VVC)

Digital Content for Research & Education (DCRE)

Internet2 operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized, and scalable services. These services are secured by the community-developed trust and identity          framework and the Internet2 Network Operations Center powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves 331 U.S. universities, 60 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 94,000 community anchor institutions, over 900 InCommon participants, 65 leading corporations, and 61 national                research and education network partners representing more than 100 countries.

Why CEN?

Cost Savings



CEN’s Cost Recovery model provides lower pricing, more included services, and larger feature sets as compared to other for-profit ISPs.




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

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Personalized Support



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