5G-OH and OARnet internship program invests in the future broadband workforce

To support workforce development for the ever-increasing broadband and wireless technology industry, the 5G and Broadband Connectivity Center (5G-OH) at The Ohio State University has partnered with OARnet to create an internship program that provides real-world experience in broadband, networking and telecommunications technologies.

The Management Council and OARnet will boost the bandwidth of Ohio's PreK-12 schools from 10 to 100 Gbps thanks to an ESSER Fund grant.

The 2021-22 OARnet Annual Report is now available online. Learn about how OARnet has continued to increase the speed, bandwidth and reach of broadband connectivity throughout Ohio's education, research, health care, public broadcasting and government communities.

In 1987 OARnet was founded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to provide Ohio researchers with their first online access to the high performance computing resources of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, established that same year. Over the last 35 years, OARnet has expanded to serve an extensive number of communities across Ohio, delivering more than 5,500 miles of fiber-optic broadband connectivity and on-demand configuration to match each client’s diverse and evolving needs.



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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.