The Illinois Century Network (ICN) is a high performance network built to meet the Internet and Intranet needs of the educational, research and governmental organizations serving the citizens of Illinois State wide. The ICN maintains 15 Points of Presence and 9 Regional Technology Center offices around the state allowing our Community Anchor Institutions to connect and receive service locally. In addition the ICN network serves as an Illinois local area network enabling interconnectivity, resource sharing, and access to instate content and cloud resources.
How does ICN compare?
ICN customers receive:
What makes us different?
ICN is the largest state education network in the country
ICN provides Internet connectivity to over 6000 community anchor institutions in Illinois
In 2013 ICN started selling fiber and bandwidth services to commercial service providers
ICN has 9 regional support teams providing local support and expertise
ICN has just completed a $96M upgrade
ICN has dark fiber, lit service and colocation available through all Illinois
Since 1999 ICN has provided 365/24/7 support to its customers
Current ICN customers include critical public safety institutions that demand a reliable and fail safe, redundant network
Our service agreements have specific features designed to facilitate broadband deployment in Illinois
ICN offers attractive wholesale pricing to promote broadband to Illinois underserved areas
ICN is fully multicast enabled with ability to control Quality of Service
ICN provides access to Internet 2