LC internet, e-mail will be down starting 5 p.m. on Friday
Lewis-Clark State College will be upgrading its connection to the Internet on March 12th. LCSC has contracted with the Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) for a high speed connection that will provide LCSC with direct access to research networks such as the National Lambda Rail. IRON’s goal is to create an ultra-high speed network for Idaho and its immediate neighborhood that will improve communication and research opportunities.
LCSC’s network administrators will perform the conversion to IRON on March 12th starting at 5:00 p.m. This project requires a full network outage, which may extend through the day on Saturday.
After Saturday, computers outside of the LCSC network might not be able to connect to LCSC resources for several days as the world’s domain name servers are updated with information about our new connection.
LCSC currently has a 20 megabit connection to the Internet. Connecting to IRON will provide faculty, staff, and students a 100 megabit connection for enhanced educational opportunities.
LCSC IT is asking that everyone help facilitate the conversion by turning off computers and printers when leaving campus on March 12th.
The following is information taken from IRON’s website:
Prior to establishing IRON, Idaho's research and higher education institutions worked independently to solve their individual network infrastructure needs. In addition, there was no cost-effective solution to connect secondary institutions. IRON creates a dynamic virtual environment and provides higher education institutions and research institutions with the ability to collaborate.
The Idaho Regional Optical Network, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation formed to provide an economical high-speed optical network infrastructure for the State of Idaho. IRON's mission is to facilitate, build and operate a powerful optical infrastructure targeting Idaho's research, education, health care and government entities to enable research, teaching, learning, clinical and civil collaborations throughout the state. Moreover, IRON is Idaho's connection to research and education (R&E) networks throughout the United States and around the world.