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OCAN Feature Stories

Celebrating OCAN’s 5th Anniversary

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This month, OneNet marks the five-year anniversary of the Oklahoma Community Anchor Network (OCAN). OCAN is a system of high-speed fiber optic cable that spans 1,005 miles and provides high-speed broadband access to rural areas of the state. Since launching in 2013, OCAN has more than doubled its number of anchor institutions while expanding economic and educational opportunities throughout Oklahoma.

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OCAN Partnership with the Chickasaw Nation Improves Health Care Services

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Many of Oklahoma’s tribal communities are in rural areas of the state. Providing services to these citizens can be challenging if high-speed internet is not readily available. Leadership for the Chickasaw Nation recognized this challenge facing its community and partnered with the Oklahoma Community Anchor Network to ensure that our state’s tribal citizens have the same access to quality health care opportunities as those who live in metropolitan areas.

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Enabling Technology in Rural Communities

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Walking into the Duncan Public Library, one would never know it’s located in a small rural community. With the help of OneNet and the Oklahoma Community Anchor Network, the library is able to provide services they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to support.

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