Networking

OARnet Announces Additional Connectivity Via MCI Telecommunications

 

Columbus, Ohio (March 15, 1995) - In mid-February, OARnet and MCI Telecommunications completed the installation and testing of OARnet's expanded gateway service to the Internet. The new service establishes connections between OARnet and internetMCI Direct Connect Access. As a result of this new service, OARnet, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, now maintains a total of 10.5Mbps total gateway throughput to the Internet through three different diverse paths.

OARnet awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop STEM training and research resources for higher education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded OARnet a planning grant to develop a network of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training and research resources for smaller higher education institutions in the state of Ohio.

In December 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine allocated $12.1 million through the Governors Emergency Education Relief program to upgrade OARnet's last-mile internet connections to 40 colleges and universities.

OARnet elevates Fullmer to chief technology officer, Wise to director of networking

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) announced today the promotion of Mark Fullmer to chief technology officer and the appointment of Aaron Wise as his replacement as director of networking, effective immediately.

Reflecting Fullmer and Wise’s expertise and leadership, these changes are key to ensuring OARnet’s long-term success as one of the most advanced statewide network infrastructures in the United States.

OARnet helps CEMAS exhibit remote microscopy at national trade show

For a microscopy center, the chance to show 2,000 visiting researchers and microscopists the cutting-edge capabilities one offers is too important to hit any snags. So when the 2016 Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting came to Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio State University’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) turned to OARnet to help exhibit its local and, more importantly, remote microscopy capabilities.

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