Kasich to “Light Up” Ohio’s New Broadband Internet Pipeline

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 11:00am to 11:30am

OARnet, 1224 Kinnear Road, Columbus 43212

Kasich will ceremonially “light-up” a massive speed upgrade to the broadband, fiber optic internet system linking Ohio’s higher education and research centers.  The tenfold upgrade in data transmission speeds for the system, known as OARnet, will benefit research and job-creating assets statewide and is the first-ever state-led initiative in the country.  The astonishing network speeds of 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) will help advance research and job growth across Ohio’s medical research, higher education, manufacturing, engineering and technology networking corridors.