The San Diego County Office of Educations is the host site
for the California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN). As the county’s primary
node site for Internet connectivity, we play a central role in facilitating
access for students and staff across San Diego. We coordinate between district
IT staff and local telecommunications vendors to help upgrade connectivity.
Operating as a local node site over more than 15 years, 38 districts in San
Diego County receive free Internet through the SDCOE 20 Gb/sec connection to
the K12HSN. The K12HSN serves a
statewide consortium of school districts and non-profit charters schools,
providing free Internet access and resources for learning applications and
video conferencing. Membership in the consortium is open to all K-12 agencies.
Further information regarding participation in the K12HSN can be located at http://www.k12hsn.org/network.
This summer, the K12HSN and SDCOE will upgrade the Internet connection to a dark fiber solution. This enables the K12HSN to provide additional bandwidth to the county quickly and cost effectively. In the coming months, the aggregate capacity will rise incrementally to 40 Gb/sec and to 100 Gb/sec in early 2017.