NEREN (Northeast Research and Education Network), founded in 2003, is a consortium of non-profit organizations that provide a fiber-optic network connecting and unifying the research and education communities in New York and New England. NEREN securely enables some of the most prestigious universities in the world to explore the global resources that utilize ultra broadband applications.

The NEREN network ties together in-state fiber initiatives effectively creating an e-corridor that links the members not only to one another but also to faciliites throughout the region and globe. The network primarily transports research, academic and healthcare information, but is also intended to allow corporate and government members to form partnerships and collaborations with the region’s, academic, research and healthcare members.