City of Los Angeles Ties Into High Speed, Internet Research Backbone

The City of Los Angeles--which has been building very close ties to the technology world since the election of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti--said today that it has tied into the ultra-fast, 100Gbps research and education network run by CENIC, which will give researchers, educators, and students high speed access to the city's databases and computers. The two sai the connection provides a network 1000 times faster than was available previously to access that city data. CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) runs the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), which connects such institutions as Caltech, UCLA, USC, Cal State LA, and the Los Angeles Community Colleges, as well as K-20 students and educators. The City of Los Angeles has been very active with open data access, most recently a cool data mapping site called GeoHub, which it rolled out earlier this year, powered by ESRI--which features massive amounts of city and urban data, ranging from public safety and transportation information to economic assets, and much more.