OARnet uses Quality of Service (QoS) to ensure our clients do not suffer phone outages or loss of access to networked databases in the event of cybersecurity attacks or time of high network traffic. It is essential to sort the various demands into a few broad categories that can then be accorded a priority rating. The highest priority traffic will always receive clear passage across the low-bandwidth circuit, while general internet traffic is subject to packet loss should the access circuit become congested.
• Education Services P-20, Education-related Healthcare and Research
• State & Local Government, Government-related Healthcare and Research