Transmission Systems & ServicesKern County Superintendent of Schools has access to twelve wireless channels and operates on Cox and Bright House Network's Educational Channels in 23 cities and towns in Kern County. The Kern Educational Telecommunication Consortium (KETC), to which our county office belongs, has 20 wireless channels. The consortium also owns eight ITFS (Instructional Television Fixed Service) channels in Tehachapi and Ridgecrest.
ITFS allows the cost effective transmission of broadcast quality audio and video. It is also called Multichannel Multipoint Distribution System (MMDS) , and Wireless Cable.
Microwave systems are used to connect Bakersfield College, California State University, Bakersfield KCSOS and Cerro Coso Community College in eastern Kern County together for distance education purposes and to move voice, video and data.
This office also operates a KU satellite uplink which is fully redundant, digital and analog. Our Teleport also has several satellite downlink dishes to receive programming from any number of satellites.
We also operates a fiber network to connect the Bakersfield Convention Center, Centennial Garden the Kern County Supervisors Chambers And Bakersfield City Council Chambers to KETN for various productions.