The Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN) is an initiative designed to build a high-performance research and education infrastructure serving the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas. CAAREN facilitates world-class research, education and knowledge sharing in the nation’s capital.
CAAREN offers research network services to government, education and research organizations, as well as some private-sector organizations within the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. CAAREN is partnering with DC-Net, a program managed by the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), to reach public and private K-12 schools, public libraries, museums, hospitals and independent research organizations as part of the Internet2 Community Anchor Program (CAP).
CAAREN will enhance collaboration and reduce barriers to research, education and health applications, supporting the national capital region as a center of cutting-edge knowledge.