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The ABC’s of OCAN: Anchors, Broadband, & Connecting Communities. OCAN Program Manager. Sonja Wall. What is OCAN?.

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The abc s of ocan anchors broadband connecting communities

The ABC’s of OCAN: Anchors, Broadband, & Connecting Communities

OCAN Program Manager

Sonja Wall


What is ocan
What is OCAN?

The Oklahoma Community Anchor Network (OCAN) is the product of a collaborative project among three state agencies – Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education/OneNet, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, and Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

  • Project was awarded in August 2010 by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

  • Constructed 1000+ miles of fiber infrastructure for middle-mile services

  • Connects to 33 Community Anchor Institutions

  • Provides lit and unlit services to improve broadband services throughout Oklahoma

  • Funded by a federal award of $73,998,268 and $18,909,548 of state cash and in-kind match

  • Project was completed in July 2013


A is for anchors
“A” is for Anchors

Community Anchor Institutions

Public Schools, Libraries, Hospitals, Public Safety Facilities, Higher Education Institutions, State Agencies

There are 33 CAIs connected by OCAN:

7 Hospitals

1 Public Library

3 Public Safety Facilities

22 Higher Education Institutions

These initial connections will enable increased services to hundreds of additional anchors


Ocan community anchor institutions
OCAN Community Anchor Institutions

  • CLEET

  • Enid Highway Patrol HQ

  • Durant Highway Patrol HQ

  • Woodward Hospital

  • Jefferson County Hospital

  • Atoka Memorial Hospital

  • Mary Hurley Hospital

  • Choctaw Hospital

  • SeilingCommunity Hospital

  • Lawton Indian Hospital

  • Duncan Public Library

  • Ardmore Higher Education Center

  • Southeastern OSU Durant

  • Southeastern OSU Idabel

  • Redlands Community College

  • Northern Oklahoma College

  • Northwestern OSU Enid

  • Northwestern OSU Woodward

  • Comanche Nation Tribal College

  • Cameron University Lawton

  • Cameron University Duncan

  • Carl Albert State College Poteau

  • Carl Albert State College Sallisaw

  • Seminole State College

  • Connors College

  • Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College

  • Southwestern OSU Weatherford

  • Southwestern OSU Sayre

  • Eastern Oklahoma State College Wilburton

  • Eastern Oklahoma State College McAlester

  • East Central University

  • Western Oklahoma State College

  • Gordon Cooper Technology Center


B is for broadband
“B” is for Broadband

Over 1000 miles of fiber constructed

Constructed throughout 35 Counties

17 Tribal Jurisdictions

Impacts 89% of Oklahoma population


C is for connecting communities
“C” is for Connecting Communities

  • OCAN is a middle-mile network

  • Reliant on partnerships with local telecos to provide last-mile service

  • Partnerships will allow increased connectivity and services to communities

  • Benefits to communities:

    • Telemedicine

    • Public Safety

    • Distance Learning

    • Continued Education Courses

    • Online Job Training

    • Digital Literacy


The abc s of ocan anchors broadband connecting communities

Sonja Wall, Program Manager

swall@osrhe.edu

swall@onenet.net

405.225.9345