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Columbus, Ohio (June 16, 2011) — Com Net, Inc., Horizon Telcom and OneCommunity, collectively awarded a total of $141.3 million in federal stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, have received the go-ahead to break ground on their projects. The awarded projects will add more than 3,600 new miles of broadband fiber throughout Ohio.
Along with the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), Com... Read more
Columbus, Ohio (Oct. 07, 2011) – Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, in conjunction with The Ohio State University, today announced signing an aggregate purchasing agreement with VMware, Inc. projected to generate $25.4 million in... Read more
Columbus, Ohio (April 23, 2012) – Leaders of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) and its member schools are sharing both their technical expertise and visions for technology innovation with participants at this week's Internet2 Spring... Read more
Columbus, Ohio (May 7, 2012) - Ohio’s new ultra-fast broadband network will have even greater statewide reach as the cities of Portsmouth and Wooster now will join Akron, Athens and Youngstown as hubs for Phase II development of a state-led initiative that will leverage astonishing network speeds of 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps).
Earlier this year, Ohio Governor John Kasich announced... Read more
Columbus, Ohio (January 29, 2010) - Marshall University students, faculty and staff members now have access to the nation’s premier research and education network through a partnership with OARnet, Ohio’s statewide research and education network.
Internet2® is an ultrafast, nationwide networking consortium that connects close to 70,000 research... Read more
The Quilt has announced that Hudnall Croasdale will serve as Executive Director beginning August 1. Croasdale succeeds Gwendolyn Huntoon, The Quilt’s executive director since October 2001, and Assistant Director for Networking at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.... Read more
The 7th annual Megaconference is set for Thursday December 1, 2005., from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST. This annual event is sponsored by the Internet2 Commons and supported by many national and international organizations, manufacturers and vendors. There is no cost for participation.
Proposal submissions for presentations are... Read more
Columbus, Ohio (October 6, 2009) - The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $287,000 to the Ohio Supercomputer Center and the Ohio Academic Resources Network to devise new, more effective techniques that will improve the performance of the next generation of computer networks.
Prasad Calyam,... Read more
(Editor’s note: The OARnet fiber-optic network before 2009 was referred to as OSCnet, and earlier, the Third Frontier Network.)
Columbus, Ohio (November 30, 2004) - Ohio boldly staked its claim today as a national leader in networking and computing technologies with the official launch of... Read more
Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio Supercomputer Center, in conjunction with The Ohio State University and Internet2, will jointly host the seventh annual Megaconference December 1, 2005. Megaconference is the world's largest simultaneous connection of Internet videoconferencing communication devices.
Megaconference VII begins at 7:00 a.m. EST, and will continue throughout the day until 11:30 p.m. EST. Representatives... Read more