MDREN Network Upgrade

Most of you know that MDREN is planning a major upgrade over the next few years. An RFP was completed in December 2023 with the assistance of Salisbury University. The … Read More

Associate WAN Engineer

MDREN is searching for an Associate WAN Engineer. This is a new position and presents an opportunity for someone who wants to get involved with the Wide Area Network (WAN) … Read More

Maryland Broadband Initiative

The Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband received $268M to provide broadband to unserved and underserved areas of the state. The money came from the Broadband, Equity, Accessibility, and Deployment Grant … Read More

Fall MDREN Tech Day

MDREN will hold its second Tech Day mini-conference on October 27th at UMBC South. The day will include presentations on the implementation of cloud PBX solutions by the Community College … Read More

NSF CC* Grant

The NSF CC* grant was completed, and the report was submitted! Thanks to Damian Doyle (UMBC) and Dr. Eric Davidson (UMCES) who served as PIs. Special thanks also to Brad … Read More

New Engineer Position at MDREN

The MDREN Board has approved the hiring of a junior network engineer at MDREN. The search will begin this summer and is a part of the ongoing succession planning process. … Read More

UPDATE: MDREN Network Upgrade

MDREN is working with the Salisbury University Procurement Department to release an RFP for a router upgrade at all member campuses. The RFP will be posted in the eMaryland Marketplace … Read More

NSF Grant Update

MDREN was awarded an NSF grant in 2019 to upgrade several member campuses to 10GB. The grant also included the enhancement of big data transfer by creating a science DMZ … Read More

MDREN Technology Day

MDREN held its first Technology Day mini conference on June 27, 2023, at the USM Headquarters in Adelphi. About 40 networking professionals (and a few CIOs!) were able to attend. … Read More