When Morgan County, Ohio began hunting for a new 911 system, NG911 was the way to go to improve operations and save lives. The switch meant a change from analog to digital, meaning the county would need fiber optic connections. They found that they could use the OARnet backbone to connect not just one, but two diverse paths for 911 necessities. Read more.

OARnet is supplying the network backbone service for the State of Ohio and its agencies, adding nearly 2,300 end-sites to the network.

Ohio Governor John Kasich was named the 2015 Technology Champion by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. Much of the work for which he was recognized is related to projects that directly or indirectly impact several OH-TECH organizations, such as the 100 Gbps network project at OARnet.

Our higher education, K-12 and government communities can now purchase a select set of AirWatch by VMware products through OARnet’s licensing program with VMware and the Ohio Board of Regents. Learn more here.



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As part of the OARnet consortium, your benefits include affordable broadband access, aggregate purchasing programs, and shared services opportunities.

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You can purchase VMware software licenses and support at significantly reduced prices through the University System of Ohio virtualization program. Learn how you can reduce the number of physical servers or computers, while still maintaining performance levels