Pankaj Shah, president and chief executive officer of the Lonestar Education and Research Network in Texas, has been named the seventh executive director of OARnet. Read more.

On Oct. 15, 2019, over 8 million people tuned in to the Democratic debate held on Otterbein University's campus. Through partnering with OARnet, Otterbein was able to successfully pull off one of the most important national broadcasts of the year. Read more.

Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio, may be small, but its networking is now mighty thanks to some recent upgrades and optimization on the OARnet network. Read more

The Cleveland Institute of Music uses Internet2’s Low Latency audio and video conferencing (LoLa) to connect and collaborate with music students and maestros in Italy over OARnet’s reliable high-speed backbone for an unmatched educational experience.

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