Connecting Beyond the Connection
Learn About KanREN Memberships
A forward thinking, high-capacity
research and education infrastructure
More than a network.
Members gain expertise and support.
Customized, world-class Internet services,
innovations, and support for research, education,
and public service institutions in Kansas.
A trusted resource and highly valued partner
to members as they connect to the Internet
and each other.
KanREN and its members leverage
infrastructure and partnerships,
reducing costs and improving services.
A focus on stable, scalable,
production ready services
and features at the lowest costs.
23+ years of service
in the state of Kansas.
A not-for-profit organization.
KanREN members pay exactly what services cost
Reduced build costs and amortized services & equipment.
Members acquire what is needed today,
but spread the expense over time.
Recognized national leader in facilitating
connectivity and content to serve state
education and economic development interests.
Who is KanREN?
About KanREN Memberships
KanREN is the only member-based consortium providing Internet and network technologies to research, education, and public service institutions in Kansas.
Services are only available to KanREN members and tailored to suit their individual needs. Members possess the resources necessary to move forward in a larger scale with greater ambition.
Working together, KanREN members leverage infrastructure and partnerships, reducing costs and improving services. Members pay exactly what services cost without middlemen or markups.
KanREN is the organization through which community anchor institutions connect, collaborate, and share resources to realize the full potential of a robust statewide network.
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KanREN's core membership is anchored by the top education and research institutions in the state of Kansas. Because of their ongoing support and participation, KanREN continues to flourish while providing the best available services and support to all of its members.
Kansas Internet Warps to 100Gbps
The Kansas Research and Education Network (KanREN), a non-profit, member-based consortium of research, education, and community anchor institutions has announced plans to provide 100Gbps services for members by mid-2016.
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The Prairie Line Express (a.k.a. PLE) has been a resounding success for KanREN. What began as an initiative to offer affordable, high speed, gigabit fiber connections to every Kansas K12 school became a seismic event across the industry. The result has been greater connectivity at more competitive pricing to communities that have been ignored and/or underserved in the past. PLE showcased the benefits of KanREN’s forethought and planning to keep Kansas on the competitive edge of Internet connectivity.
The overwhelmingly positive response to PLE has resulted in KanREN adopting the pricing structure for the consortium as a whole. Meaning, PLE’s easy to comprehend and budget membership structure is now identical to KanREN’s.
Please continue to the KanREN website and learn more about the benefits of membership and we hope to hear from you soon to discuss how we may be of service.