When Morgan County, Ohio began hunting for a new 911 system, they found that 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 to incorporate fiber optic connections. After several meetings, Bailey found that they could use the OARnet backbone to connect not just one, but two diverse paths for 911 necessities.
The Ohio Department of Transportation recently switched over the majority of its sites to the OARnet backbone, connecting over 120 department garages and offices to the 100-gigabit-per-second network. As one of the pioneer state departments to connect to OARnet, ODOT is providing improved service to citizens and its employees thanks to a high-speed, reliable broadband network that will be saving the department over $425,000 annually once all sites have been switched over.