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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

  • Brief Outage - PennREN Various Backbones via Segment E - Various Backbones between Indiana University of PA and Windstream Communications, Inc. were briefly unavailable. PennREN and Crown Castle Engineers have been contacted; however, the reason for the outage is pending. Multi-homed traffic rerouted via redundant connections.
  • Outage Resolved - PennREN Customer The Hill School - Customer The Hill School is now available. The Hill School Engineers have determined that the reason for the outage was an issue with their website host. The issue has been addressed. No further outages are expected.
  • Availability - PennREN Core PSDS-PSUP - The core circuits between Penn State Dubois and Penn State University Park are now available. Ongoing signal degradation is being observed, and optical circuits dependent on these connections are impacted. PennREN and Crown Castle Engineers have been engaged; however, the reason for outage is pending. Multi-homed traffic re-routed during the outage.

PennREN Maintenances

  • Maintenance - PennREN Core ACMA-SLIP - Various backbones between Allegheny Center Mall and Slippery Rock University of PA will be unavailable while Crown Castle Engineers perform fiber repair maintenance. An outage of up to 2.5 hours is expected. The entire window is reserved. Multi-homed traffic will reroute.
  • Maintenance - PennREN Customer University of Pittsburgh - Titusville - Customer University of Pittsburgh - Titusville performs weekly generator testing on Monday afternoon. Monitor through end-of-business each Monday. Please acknowledge the [CLEARED] Input Voltage failure alarm and bump the ticket to the following week.

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