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. As a middle mile network DC-CAN does not bring direct service to residents and businesses. However, interested last mile service providers can partner with the District government to bring affordable broadband to residents and businesses in the city.
501c3 non-profit Community Anchor Institutions that offer health or education services in the District are eligible for DC-CAN service.
- Community Anchor Presentation
- Community Anchor Service Contract
- Log in (User ID and password required)
DC-CAN service will be available within three months after contract signing and receipt of funds.
Buildout of the DC-CAN core open access network is complete.
Community Anchor services are available! Please contact DC-Net for more information.
- 3/29/12 - Ward 5 Community Anchor Town Hall
- 6/9/11 - Broadband Opportunities in Ward 7 with DC-CAN
- 5/31/11 - Anacostia Coordinating Council Annual Meeting
- 4/21/11 - Ward 8 Town Hall Meeting at Councilmember Marion Barry's office
- 12/9/10 - Last Mile Provider and Carrier Symposium
Press and Media
- 3/27/13 - DC-CAN Selected as Computerworld Honors Laureate
- 8/30/12 - Building a Better Infrastructure (page 15)
- 12/12/11 - DC: We'll see your 1 Gig, raise you 100 Gig - December 2012
- 12/7/11 - District Becomes America's First 100-Gigabit City
- 3/29/11 - District Breaks Ground for DC-CAN in Ward 8.
Community profiles highlight benefits to District non-profit community anchors, businesses and residents receiving DC-CAN broadband services.
As a federally funded project under the ARRA, DC-CAN status is reported quarterly:
- NTIA.gov—Full quarterly program summaries, including accomplishments and plans for next quarter