What is vision and goal of CTN?

The CTN vision is to provide managed, sustainable, medical grade broadband access to community anchor institutions throughout California. These institutions, connected together through a high speed network to academic centers, data centers, application service providers and insurers, will form the basis for a technology enabled healthcare system.

The goals of the CTN are to:

  • Create a statewide broadband network dedicated to healthcare, connecting public and non-profit healthcare providers in rural and urban locations

  • Link the CTN to a national telecommunications backbone, connecting government research institutions, academic, public, and private healthcare institutions, giving healthcare providers increased access to medical expertise, continuing education and research

  • Leverage and build upon recent investments in telehealth

  • Utilize CTN for ongoing disaster preparedness training to enhance California’s ability to provide a rapid, coordinated response to a national crisis