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Broadband innovations, OARnet help Ohio land the world’s first “Intelligent State” honor

Intelligent Community Forum recognizes state’s efforts to expand broadband access

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan 3, 2023) — The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) recently named the State of Ohio the world’s first “Intelligent State” for its focus on improving broadband access and infrastructure to support economic growth. The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) was highlighted as a key partner in the state’s broadband efforts.

“We are so honored to be part of what makes Ohio an Intelligent State and proud to work alongside so many incredible partners,” said Pankaj Shah, executive director of OARnet. “Ohio is making enormous strides in providing broadband access to more and more of its citizens and can serve as a model for broadband innovation for states and provinces around the world.”

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