All Systems Go for Ohio's Launch of Nation's Most Advanced Statewide Education, Research Network


TFN logoOhio will soon have some high-tech bragging rights when the Third Frontier Network (TFN) is lit this summer. After nearly two years of development, nearly 100 institutions of higher education and thousands of primary and secondary schools throughout the state will have access to the nation’s most advanced statewide education and research network.

American Fiber Systems Signs Optical Network Agreement with OARnet


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American Fiber Systems, Inc.
John Marchaesi
585-340-5400 x130

Rochester, NY (March 24, 2003) - American Fiber Systems (AFS), a leading national provider of metropolitan fiber optic networks, today announced that it has signed a 20-year agreement with OARnet’s OSCnet for dark fiber services in Cleveland.

Behind the scenes: What it really takes to pull off a seamless national debate at a small college

An estimated 8.3 million people tuned in to watch the fourth Democratic debate on the evening of Oct. 15, 2019. Twelve hopeful presidential candidates took to the stage at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Many viewers may be surprised to find out that Otterbein is a small, private, liberal-arts college because of the seamlessness of the broadcast. Behind the scenes, hundreds of hours of work, strategy and partnership with OARnet went into making such a production successful.