The DC Community Access Network (DC-CAN) is bringing affordable, value-added broadband services to over 250 health, educational, public safety, and other community anchor institutions with a focus on broadband underserved areas of the District. It also creates a high speed, open access, middle mile network for last mile service providers to deliver affordable broadband to residents and businesses in underserved areas.
501c3 non-profit Community Anchor Institutions that offer health or education services in the District are eligible for DC-CAN service.
Last Mile Service Providers
The open access DC-CAN network provides middle mile services for ISPs and other last mile providers, including wavelength and Ethernet data transport at speeds up to 40 Gbps, Internet at speeds up to 1 Gbps, and colocation at our Reston data center location and on-net shelters and meet-me points. More.
Community Anchor services are available! Contact DC-Net for more information.
Press and Media
For more on DC-CAN, see our Media page.
Community profiles highlight benefits to District non-profit community anchors, businesses, and residents receiving DC-CAN broadband services. See profiles.
As a federally funded project under the ARRA, DC-CAN status is reported quarterly: