Oklahoma Community Anchor Overview

The Oklahoma Community Anchor Network (OCAN) is a project of the State of Oklahoma comprised of a partnership between the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education/OneNet, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

A number of state agencies own, operate, and maintain telecommunications infrastructures, including the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education/OneNet and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.  OCAN  allows the State of Oklahoma to bridge these disparate network configurations into a focused and aligned network to improve broadband access to areas of the state identified as unserved or underserved.

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As well, OCAN expands the state’s existing networks to 87 key anchor institutions and provides 1,005 miles of infrastructure that supports a variety of last-mile projects of particular interest to private sector providers.

OCAN’s community anchor networks include:

  • 13 K-12 Schools
  • 8 Hospitals
  • 1 Public Library
  • 3 Public Safety Facilities
  • 1 Tribal Education Center
  • 21 Higher Education Institutions
  • 4 CareerTech Centers
  • 1 Telecommunications Central Office
  • 35 Oklahoma Department of Transportation Field Offices

For OCAN service information, click here to complete our connection inquiry form.

Sonja Wall

OCAN Contact:
Sonja Wall
Director of OCAN and OneNet Services
(405) 225-9345
swall@osrhe.edu