Governor John Kasich : OARnet 100 Gbps Network: Accelerating Ohio

Governor John Kasich, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, The Ohio State University President Dr. E. Gordon Gee, and other university and business representatives from around Ohio 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.