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PennREN Network Operations Center

PennREN is the Pennsylvania statewide Research, Education, and Community Network owned and operated by The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER). PennREN is KINBER's first initiative funded in part by a $99.6 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and has delivered a statewide platform for connecting members and participants through facilities based fiber-optic networking. Institutions across Pennsylvania can utilize PennREN’s services for advancing their initiatives while KINBER provider and service partners can offer open access for expanding broadband access across the commonwealth. PennREN currently lights over 1,800 miles of fiber on a middle-mile network that connects over 90 locations.


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PennREN Outages

PennREN Maintenances

  • Maintenance - PennREN Backbones FMHS-HACC, FMHS-PSMA, PSDN-PSHY, SHIP-WIND, RBCA-SHIP, and Core PSHY-WIND - The backbones from Fannett-Metal Senior High School to Harrisburg Area Community College, from Fannett-Metal Senior High School to Penn State Mont Alto, from Penn State Dickinson to Penn State Hershey, from Shippensburg University to Windstream Communications, from Rural Broadband Cooperative Allensville to Shippensburg University, and the core circuits from Penn State Hershey to Windstream Communications will be unavailable while Crown Castle Engineers perform maintenance in Spring Run, PA. An outage of up to two hours is expected. The entire window is reserved. Multi-homed traffic will reroute.

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