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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.



PennREN Outages

  • Outage - PennREN Backbone PSSN-USCR - The backbone between Penn State Scranton and University of Scranton is currently unavailable. Crown Castle Engineers have been contacted, however the reason for the outage is pending.
  • Outage - PennREN Vendor Conxx (LZCC) - Vendor Conxx is currently unavailable. Conxx Engineers have determined that the reason for the outage is scheduled maintenance. The work is on-going. No estimated time of recovery is known at this time.

PennREN Maintenances

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