KINBER Chooses One Source Networks for Last Mile Connectivity

  • KINBER
  • One Source Networks
STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), the non-profit membership organization that is building a broadband network across Pennsylvania for use by community anchor institutions including universities, colleges, K-12 schools, libraries, public media organizations, and healthcare organizations, among others, announced that One Source Networks (OSN), a managed voice and data services provider, has become the first company added to its designated provider list for last mile connectivity. The KINBER research network joins 38 other state research networks across the country that delivers high bandwidth networking services to support regional economic development.

As a carrier-neutral provider of last-mile access, One Source Networks will design, source, implement and manage last-mile access from all available providers in Pennsylvania. OSN has more than 23,000 on-net and carrier unique locations in Pennsylvania, resulting in access options and secure competitive pricing for more than 90 percent of KINBER members’ needs across the commonwealth.

KINBER’s first project, PennREN, will deliver a state-wide platform for connecting its members through facilities-based fiber-optic networking. KINBER is offering a variety of services to its members during PennREN’s inaugural year, including dark fiber services, metro Ethernet service and optical transport services across PennREN. Last-mile providers connect KINBER’s member organizations directly to PennREN. In addition to last mile access, One Source Networks can further expand KINBER’s capabilities by providing additional enablement technologies such as cloud hosted IT services, local and long-distance VoIP, web, video and audio conferencing, as well as WAN and IP services.

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