Broadband innovations, OARnet help Ohio land the world’s first “Intelligent State” honor
Intelligent Community Forum recognizes state’s efforts to expand broadband access
OARnet was highlighted as a key part of Ohio's selection as the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)’s first “Intelligent State” honoree for efforts to improve broadband access and infrastructure to support economic growth.
BroadbandOhio calls for input to improve accuracy of new high-speed internet map
OARnet supports state effort to ensure access to essential internet service
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has created a new map showing where high-speed internet service is available across Ohio, and BroadbandOhio is seeking help to ensure everyone has access to this essential service.
OARnet connecting communities through cutting-edge technology for 35 years
Rooted in higher education, statewide network has grown to improve life for all Ohioans
OARnet has consistently connected communities through cutting-edge technology for 35 years. Expanding from the support of higher education to serving state and local government, public broadcasting, health care and Next Generation 911 emergency call centers, OARnet has improved the lives of all Ohioans.
OARnet hosts Fall 2022 Member Meeting in person and online
Full day of discussion included security, infrastructure and expert guests
OARnet's Fall 2022 Member Meeting was held in person and online and featured a range of topics and guest experts with more than 80 IT and networking professionals in attendance.
OARnet assists with expansion of state narcotics intelligence operation
Program analyzes digital data from criminal investigations to combat drug trafficking in Ohio
The State of Ohio established two new Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC) offices in Toledo and Cincinnati this year to expand the use of computer forensics to combat drug trafficking. The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) worked with the sites to support the bandwidth needed for law enforcement to process and analyze the large volume of digital data uncovered in criminal investigations.
OARnet connects WOSU Public Media to new Columbus headquarters
Transition to new broadcasting facility called for collaboration among engineering and technology teams
Working collaboratively with the Broadcast Educational Media Commission (BEMC), the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) and The Ohio State University, WOSU Public Media moved from its long-time home at Ohio State’s Fawcett Center to a state-of-the-art building located just east of campus at the corner of 14th Avenue and Pearl Street. Although the project required years of planning, construction and a carefully orchestrated transition of equipment, WOSU maintained seamless and uninterrupted broadcasts to the community throughout the process.
I am pleased to share with you OARnet’s annual report for the 2021-22 fiscal year. As we celebrate our 35th anniversary, we are excited about the progress we have made as an organization over the last year and about the major initiatives that lie ahead.
OARnet launches network upgrade for Ohio’s PreK-12 schools
Federal grant supports major boost to educational bandwidth
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 Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) hosted its biannual member in-person meeting on May 18 at Ohio University in conjunction with the Ohio Higher Education Computing Council conference. The meeting featured OARnet’s latest projects, a presentation from BroadbandOhio and panel discussions on security and workforce development.
BroadbandOhio leverages OARnet’s statewide backbone to boost connectivity in Ohio’s unserved and underserved areas
State broadband initiative unites public, private and not-for-profit partners to expand affordable high-speed internet access
Over the last two years, OARnet has worked with the state’s BroadbandOhio initiative to explore how to expand broadband service to underserved and unserved areas of Ohio.