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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.


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.


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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Introduction to Virtual Computing and Storage Back…

Introduction to Virtual Computing and Storage Backends

***UPDATE*** Registration for this seminar is now closed as all available seats have been filled.  At the current time there has not been enough additional interest to schedule...

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Funding Year 2015 Form 471 Filing Window Extended

On March 12, 2015 the FCC announced that the Form 471 filing window for E-rate applicants has been extended to April 16, 2015.  This will allow applicants three...

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Day in the Life of a DDoS Seminar

Day in the Life of a DDoS Seminar

  KanREN is hosting an all-new seminar covering Distributed Denial of Service attacks or DDoS attacks.  DDos attacks involve multiple compromised systems which are used to target a single...

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Funding Year 2015 Form 471 Filing Window is Now Op…

The filing window for FCC Form 471s for Funding Year 2015 (7/1/15 - 6/30/16) is now open.  The Form 471 filing window runs from 1/14/15-3/26/15.  USAC has issued...

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FCC Announces Funding Year 2015 Filing Window

The FCC has announced the application filing window for Form 471s.  The filing window will open at 11 A.M. CST Wednesday, January 14, 2015 and will close at...

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Update on the FY 2015 FCC Form 470

Update on the FY 2015 FCC Form 470

The FCC form 470 for Funding Year 2015 has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and notice of the approval has been posted to the...

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Changes to the 2015 Conference and Annual Meeting

After much thought and discussion KanREN has decided to not hold an annual conference in April this year.  Attendance has been lagging, due to a number of factors,...

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KanREN and the E-rate Modernization Order

KanREN staff has been carefully following the news coming out of the FCC regarding the E-rate Modernization Order.  The goal of the modernization order is to ensure that...

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KanREN Has Moved

KanREN staff and operations have moved.  We are no longer located at 4950 Research Parkway office space.  We are now operating out of the recently completed addition to...

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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