Last Mile Access

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Client connections to the OARnet backbone are provided through a last mile access service using one or more carrier partners. OARnet has high-speed interconnects with over 15 last mile partners across Ohio to facilitate a cost-effective solution using a wide range of connectivity options. These include dark fiber, dedicated circuits and shared metro-ethernet connectivity. Clients can use multiple carriers to implement fully redundant geodiverse connections to multiple OARnet PoPs. 

Client Benefits

  • State-contracted pricing and terms that are available to our members from most carriers, resulting in cost savings through aggregate OARnet purchasing
  • OARnet Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) proactively monitors performance 24x7 to facilitate troubleshooting and reduce downtime
  • OARnet technical support for troubleshooting and services

OARnet Provides

  • Order management and consulting
  • CPE to monitor the status of the circuit
  • A comprehensive list of carriers and partners for last mile service.
  • 24x7 network monitoring
  • Manages break fixes and initiates repair work with providers
  • Tier 2 support service with access directly to OARnet engineers
  • Tested equipment and trained technical staff
  • Collaboration facilitation between sites with multiple fiber builds

Client Provides

  • Contract with their last mile carrier
  • Environment for OARnet CPE
For more information, please send an email to or contact your client relationship representative:
Education Services P-20, Education-related Healthcare and Research
State & Local Government, Government-related Healthcare and Research