Phone: (785) 856-9820

Mission and Values

Kansas Research and Education Network (KanREN, Inc.) is a non-profit consortium of colleges, universities, school districts and other organizations in Kansas, organized for the purpose of facilitating communication among them, and providing themselves with connectivity to the Internet via a statewide network.

Services

KanREN's next-generation network is one of the most feature-rich available. We are obsessed with "The Advanced". KanREN's focus is to be experts in deployed, advanced services before our members even know they are needed.

Resources

KanREN prides itself on providing world class resources for our members. KanREN is a membership consortium, and our staff has intimate knowledge of our members' needs and technological concerns; in fact many of our staff members have experience working in research and education institutions. Members know that they can count on KanREN to their best interests first.

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KanREN News

2014 Annual Meeting - April 2-4

2014 Annual Meeting - April 2-4

KanREN's 2014 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 2nd and 3rd at the Emporia State University Memorial Union. The Annual Meeting provides a great opportunity...

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KanREN and Juniper Networks Tech Day - 1/30/14

KanREN and Juniper Networks would like to cordially invite you to a free technology workshop hosted at The University of Kansas Memorial Union, in Lawrence, Kansas.  The workshop...

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KanREN Has Moved!

KanREN Has Moved!

KanREN staff and operations have moved.  We are no longer located at the 1405 Wakarusa Drive office space.  We are now operating out of our new facility located...

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KanREN and The Quilt Circle

KanREN and The Quilt Circle

KanREN has been featured in the 2013 Edition of The Quilt Circle. What is The Quilt? The Quilt is the national coalition of advanced regional networks for research and education,...

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2013 Annual Meeting Video

KanREN staff are pleased to present the 2013 Annual Meeting.  This video was created and edited by our very own Ross Miller from the Applications team using Adobe...

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KanREN Joins eduroam

KanREN Joins eduroam

KanREN is excited to announce that we are the first state Research and Education Network in the country to have joined eduroam. eduroam (education roaming) is the secure worldwide...

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Healthcare Connect Fund & KanREN

Kansas Hospitals, Clinics and Healthcare Providers Soon Eligible for 65% Federal Subsidy When Connecting to KanREN for Wide-Area Networking and Broadband Connectivity The FCC and Universal Service Administration Company...

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eRate Information

Organizations like KanREN can participate in the eRate program in two different ways: They can file on behalf of their members as a consortium They can act as a service...

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Virtual Machines from KanREN

Virtual Machines from KanREN: Dependable, easy, cost effective.  KanREN's virtual machine service delivers solid performance with comparable pricing.  KanREN virtual machines are hosted within the KanREN network, ensuring...

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KanREN Tests the Windows 8 Release Preview

KanREN Tests the Windows 8 Release Preview

The Windows 8 Release Preview went live on 5/31/12, and KanREN has been actively testing all of our systems to insure that users that switch to Windows 8...

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KanREN on Facebook and Twitter

KanREN has entered the world of social media!  We would like to encourage our members to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and news from the...

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New Services For Members and Non-Members

New Services For Members and Non-Members

It is a new and exciting era for KanREN (the Kansas Research and Education Network).  For the first time the 20 year history of the organization; KanREN will...

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Member Spotlight

KU   KSU   WSU   ESU

FHSU   PSU   KU Med

Washburn   JCCC

Full Member List

Quick Statistics

  • 5,200Mbps average daily maximum off-net traffic
  • 3,000Mbps average daily maximum Inernet2 traffic
  • 150Mbps average daily maximum Kan-ed traffic
  • 60 member institutions in the consortium