Powered by the OARnet statewide backbone Shawnee State University has a 10G network used to power the Kricker Innovation Hub, allowing video conferencing, cloud data storage and digital technology. The hub aims to be a center of excellence in digital and immersive technology for people in the Portsmouth and southern Ohio community. Watch here.


In our newest “Meet the Staff” post, Business Relationship Manager Intisar Bashir talks about why she felt it was time for a change, what her position has allowed her to do, and what she enjoys doing in her limited free time. 

When Otterbein built it's new STEAM Innovation Center at The Point, the reliable connectivity it's always received was a top priority in this high-tech facility. Read more about what makes The Point so unique to Ohio. 

Not sure exactly what OARnet is and who it serves? Check out our overview video to get introduced to how OARnet serves Ohio's education, health care, public broadcasting and government communities.



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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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A full suite of VMware and AirWatch products and services are offered through OARnet, at significantly reduced rates. Additional information, such as how to order, product details, pricing, and support is available here.