Initial Assessment: The current district network connectivity for all district and college sites is provided by leased dark fiber optics owned by a variety of network providers (including Sacramento Regional Transit, the City of Sacramento, and the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District). The network lacks the necessary redundancy and service level agreements to avoid exposure to extended service disruption and does not have the necessary bandwidth to adequately support current network needs and anticipated future use needs. Network outages and network congestion affect the student experience. Recent 10 Gbps network connectivity improvements to district data centers have mitigated some network congestion but have not improved college network connectivity at the district’s three largest colleges. Bandwidth limitations, network transparency and visibility, and network redundancy and fault tolerance were the top three network connectivity concerns expressed by college IT staff [Refs 3, 4, and 5].
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2. ACCJC 2014 Accreditation Standards