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Network Infrastructure

The Networking and Telecommunications group installs and maintains voice, data, and video wiring and electronics. Responsibilities for network infrastructure within the group include planning and oversight of all voice/data/video wiring projects, including adding new network jacks in offices or classrooms and managing wiring installation in new buildings; installing and troubleshooting network electronics including routers and switches; monitoring network performance; and coordinating with 3rd party providers.

The CCRI network infrastructure currently includes over 4000 data ports including connections in all classrooms, conference rooms and offices on the Knight, Flanagan, Newport and Liston campuses. Switches provide 1 Gbps switched access to the network for the majority of the data connections. The wide area network that interconnects all of the CCRI campus sites, including the State Data Center, is a fully meshed network that consists of a 20 Gbps maximum connection from any one campus to any other one campus. Our internet service provider is OSHEAN. OSHEAN provides CCRI with 1 Gbps to and from Internet 1 and 1.5 Gbps to and from Internet 2 and other OSHEAN members. CCRI has configured the State Data Center to be our primary connection to OSHEAN and our Warwick Campus as our redundant or fail-over site.

You may call the Help Desk to request the installation of a network jack for a desktop computer. Requests for wiring a new lab or classroom should be made in writing by completing the Request for Technology Wiring Projects form. Please contact the Help Desk (ext 1112 or [email protected] ) to report suspected network problems. If you have general questions about the CCRI network infrastructure you may contact Manuel Correia, Manager, Network & Telecommunications, (ext 1143 or [email protected]).