UEN Security Office
Technical Services Support Center (TSSC)
Eccles Broadcast Center
101 Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-6105 (fax)
The idea of a statewide education network started in 1956 with a research proposal on educational use of closed circuit TV. When KUED signed on the air in 1958, the collaboration of higher education and public education provided a foundation for UEN. By 1978 microwave technology made analog video conferencing possible. The Utah Legislature formally established UEN as the statewide delivery system for education in Utah in 1989. As a broadband fiber optic technology has replaced microwave, UEN now connects all Utah school districts, schools and higher education institutions and is one of the nation's premier education networks.
KULC-TV changes call letters to KUEN-TV and is branded as UEN-TV.
Utah Digital TV consortium is formed with KUEN, KUED and KBYU along with Utah commercial TV stations.
All former satellite receive sites are converted to fiber-optic or microwave.
Plans are approved to increase portions of the 1-Gbps backbone to 10-Gbps.
10-Gbps circuits are extended from Logan to Richfield Data Center.
MHz Worldview premieres as KUEN’s second digital television station.
$13-million BTOP grant is awarded to UEN.
Portions of the UEN backbone are upgraded to 10-Gbps.
100-Gbps Metro Fiber Ring established.BTOP project is completed with faster connections for 130 community anchor sites including 1-Gbps connections for 62 elementary schools.
Utah legislators draft a bill (HB92) to combine UEN with UTN (Utah Telehealth Network).
Network expands to 1,412 sites and trains 14,300 Utah teachers.
FNX (First Nations Experience) premieres as KUEN’s third digital television station.
Utah Legislators approve HB-222 creating the Utah Digital Learning Task Force. UETN advises the task force as it outlines and completes Utah's Master Plan: Essential Elements for Technology Powered Learning.
SB-222 also asks UETN to conduct statewide inventory and engineering studies of technology in Utah school districts and charter schools. The studies are completed and reported to legislators.
10 Gbps circuit extended to Blanding Utah
Sustained Internet traffic exceeds 40 Gbps for the first time (5+ fold growth in three years)
2016 saw a 59% growth in the usage of Utah’s Online Library. The Network also logged 7,804,693 unique visits to uen.org. The network delivered Higher Education Courses to 196,247 students via UENT’s Learning Management System.
In partnerships with the Utah State Board of Education, UETN continued to support Utah’s Digital Teaching and Learning Qualifying Grant Program for Local Education Agencies (LEAs). UETN and USBE held multiple 2-day bootcamp training sessions for LEA leaders starting in late September. Plans from 66 LEAs have been approved for the 2017 Fiscal Year.
UETN and multiple other technology innovators provided leadership and technical support for the Super Computing 2016 (SC16) conference held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. Specifically UETN help plan and execute SCInet, the largest, fastest computer network in the world during its temporary existence in November.