The City of Los Angeles has signed an agreement to connect the city’s databases and computers to an internet network several times faster than available previously. The agreement with CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) will allow the city to plug into the California Research and Education Network (CalREN). This connection will enable high-speed delivery of the city’s data and services to California’s K-20 students, educators, academic researchers, and 10,000 member institutions including LA-area institutions like Caltech, UCLA, USC, Cal State LA, and the Los Angeles Community Colleges.

Los Angeles currently publishes more than 1,000 datasets on its two open data portals (http://data.lacity.org and http://geohub.lacity.org).