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Institutional Network (I-Net)

Connecting public service facilities across King County

KCIT's Institutional Network (I-Net) is a state-of-the-art fiber optic network providing high-speed transmission of data, voice, and video communications. I-Net connects approximately 300 public facilities in King County, including schools, libraries, government agencies, and nonprofits.

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Connecting Our Region

I-Net delivers leading-edge technologies across an extensive high-speed backbone, powering digital communications in schools, cities, libraries, and more.

I-Net Services

  • Transparent LAN service (TLS) connection
  • Internet connectivity at speeds up to 10Gbps
  • 8 IP addresses
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Internet only access
  • High-speed point-to-point GigE services
  • Additional Internet bandwidth available
  • Additional IP addresses available

I-Net meets the following business needs in King County:

  • High speed connectivity at affordable prices

  • Direct cloud service connections 

  • Improved ability to share information and resources between public and educational institutions

  • Enhanced participation in public and business meetings

  • Expandable and upgradable communications network to support future requirements

Bandwidth services:

  • Transport or point-to-point bandwidth (PTP)
    • CPE size 1G (FSP GE206) or 10G (FSP XG210)
      • 1G CPE transport bandwidth starts at 100Mbps and scales to 1G, increments of 100Mbps
      • 10G CEP transport bandwidth starts at 1G and scales to 10G, increments of 1G
  • Internet bandwidth (ISP)
    • CPE size 1G
    • 1G CPE Internet bandwidth scales to 1G (starts at 40Mbps, increments of 10Mbps)

Operational support services:

  • Service packages (4 levels of technical support packages available for PTP or ISP service)
    • Up to a Qty of 32 IPV4 addresses
    • Qos (4 CoS = Internet quality voice, video, and priority data)
    • Choice of 8x5 or 24x7 technical support
    • Includes equipment maintenance
    • Includes DNS
    • Municipality access to Washington State Intergovernmental Network
    • Virtual private connections to I-Net members
    • Reachability to law, safety, and justice services

Add-on services:

  • Additional IP addresses
  • Additional bandwidth
  • Quality of service (4 levels of services offered)
  • Additional virtual connections

I-Net complements and extends K-20 offerings for participating schools.

  • K-20's provides services statewide among higher education and school districts.
  •  I-Net provides circuits to schools and districts in King County, and connects schools to libraries and other public resources.
  • I-Net provides connections between participating schools and the K-20 services.
  • I-Net enables schools to access library and government resources.
  • I-Net also provides high-speed, high-capacity circuits.
More information on the details of each level of service, and the costs, are available by contacting KCIT Business Manager Darryl Hunt.