Decommissioning the MCUs

On July 10, 2018, the K-20 Education Network Consortium voted to decommission the two Cisco MSE8000 MCUs and related support, effective July 1, 2019.

The old MCU devices were nearing the end of their usable lifespan. Cisco stopped selling the systems in 2017 and ended manufacturer software updates and Cisco routine failure analysis on May 2, 2018. A viable and cost-effective alternative cloud-based video communications service, Zoom, was purchased in 2016 and was implemented in parallel to the MCU service up until July 2019. Adoption and use of Zoom has dramatically increased with very positive reviews from users.



Welcome to the New K-20 Education Network Website!

We are excited to officially announce the launch of our website today, July 8th, 2019. You can now find us at

Our goal with this new website is to provide our customers with a streamlined way to learn about the K-20 Education Network as well as highlight the available tools and resources. The new website is now mobile and tablet friendly and we hope you enjoy the new fresh and modern design. If you have any suggestions, please email us at

Check back here, on the Announcements page, for the latest K-20 news.