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California K-12 High Speed Network

The K-12 High-Speed Network provides high-speed Internet access to California schools.
The K-12 High-Speed Network (K12HSN) was established to enrich pupil educational experiences and improve pupil academic performance by providing high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity to the California public school system. Education Code 11800 External link opens in new window or tab. provides extensive detail about the program.

The Imperial County Office of Education serves as lead agency to provide high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet access to county offices, school districts, and schools, kindergarten through grade twelve. Through a grant from the California Department of Education, the Imperial County Office of Education is responsible for administering the network, as well as providing for the continuation and growth of network services and other support activities. Lead agency responsibilities include:

K-12 HSN Funding Results

More information may be found on the K-12 High Speed Network External link opens in new window or tab. Web site (K12HSN).

Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grants (BIIG) and Statewide Report of Network Connectivity

The 2014–15 Budget Act (Senate Bill 852) allocates $26,689,000 to support network connectivity infrastructure grants and the completion of a statewide report of network connectivity by the K–12 High-Speed Network (K12HSN) in consultation with the California Department of Education (CDE) and State Board of Education (SBE).

The intent of these funds is to assist schools that do not have sufficient internet connectivity to conduct the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System that includes the Smarter Balanced computer-based assessments. The statewide report of connectivity will include an assessment of local area network resources and wireless coverage within the school campus and an estimate of the costs associated with upgrading the Internet infrastructure to support the implementation of computer-based assessments.

BIIG Funding Results

For more details, visit the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG) Program External link opens in new window or tab. Web page or contact the K12HSN by phone at 760-312-6227 or by e-mail at biig@lists.k12hsn.org.

Questions: Educational Data Management Division | edmd@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-1214 
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