Oklahoma Community Anchor Network
Bringing High-Speed Broadband to Rural Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Community Anchor Network (OCAN) is a project of the State of Oklahoma,
comprised of a partnership between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise
Services, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and the Oklahoma State Regents for
Funding for OCAN was achieved with a $74 million grant from the National Telecommunications
and Information Administration under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP),
along with a $19 million in-kind state match. With this funding, OCAN is expanding the
state's existing networks with construction of 1,005 miles of broadband fiber.
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OCAN reaches 35 Oklahoma counties, bringing high-speed broadband access to rural and
underserved areas of the state. This new network creates a middle-mile infrastructure that
connects 32 anchor institutions with existing state high-speed networks.
Community Access and Opportunities
Communities can access OCAN's network through OneNet, Oklahoma's telecommunications
network. Educational institutions, healthcare providers, public services and non-profits will
have the opportunity to connect to the network through OneNet.
In addition, local telecommunications providers can partner with OCAN to extend servcies to
the private sector. Through these public-private partnerships, OCAN will create opportunities
for small businesses and spur economic growth in Oklahoma's rural communities.
OCAN will be fully operational by July 31, 2013. To learn more, contact Program Manager
Sonja Wall at 405.225.9345 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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