Worldwide Internet Event Helps Ohio Supercomputer Center Bring New Learning Technology to Ohio's K-12 Schools
The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is helping deploy new technologies to Ohio’s K-12 schools with the 4th annual Megaconference Jr. This global Internet event is designed to give students and teachers in primary and secondary schools around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each others’ learning in real time, using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology.
Miami University Receives Fiber Donation
Miami University has received 6 fiber optic strands as a gift from alumnus Robert C. Schuler, of Dublin, Ohio. The strands of fiber are part of the Loop connecting Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown and Evendale. The estimated value of the gift is more than $1 million. Miami leases 12 fiber optic strands of the Loop from the county, which are used for network communications among the university's Ohio campuses.
Statewide High Speed Internet Nearly Complete in Cleveland Area
The nation’s most extensive high-speed fiber optic network dedicated to higher education and research is nearly complete in Cleveland. Equipment for the Third Frontier Network (TFN) has been installed at Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University campuses, and the remaining Cleveland area campuses will soon follow. The network is being built by the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s networking division.
Dixon Wins ADEC Infrastructure Award
Doctor Bob Dixon received the “Infrastructure Development Award” from the American Distance Education Consortium at its All-ADEC Meeting on May 6. Dixon won the award for his work on the Transportable Satellite Internet System team in recognition for its continuing contributions in testing and developing new Internet technologies, particularly for work in support of the National Science Foundation-sponsored ADEC Advance Internet Satellite Extension Project. The TSIS team includes Dr. Alan Escovitz, Megan Troyer, and Gabe Moulton.
Wireless Neighborhood Project Brings Internet to Rural Ohioans
OARnet plays a leading role in the extension of Internet technology services to rural Ohio through the Connecting Rural Ohio Wireless Neighborhood Project. OARnet, ITEC-Ohio, and OSU engineers worked in conjunction with community leaders in Southern Perry County in Southeastern Ohio to install a satellite dish, LAN and WAN antennae that provide Internet connectivity throughout New Straitsville, Ohio, from a satellite 23,000 miles out in space.
Ohio Schools Become Founding Members of State's Third Frontier Network
Columbus, OH -- July 14, 2003 -- The Ohio SchoolNet Commission and the Ohio Department of Education have joined the Third Frontier Network as founding members of the nation’s most advanced statewide fiber optic service for education and research.
American Fiber Systems Signs Optical Network Agreement with OSC Networking
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Dark Fiber Provides Ultimate Broadband Connectivity Throughout Greater Cleveland Area, Universities and Research Institutions
Cincinnati Education Research Fiber Loop to Connect with Ohio's Third Frontier Network
The Third Frontier Network (TFN), along with the Cincinnati Education Research Fiber Loop (CERF), will help create the nation’s most advanced research network. Eventually, TFN and CERF will serve libraries, hospitals, cultural institutions, and corporate research communities.