Oregon State University helps lead project to bring faster broadband to Oregon

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Oregon Fiber Partnership, a collaborative effort of Oregon State University, the state’s major public research universities and state government, has taken a key step to develop a statewide, high-speed optical network.

The partnership has purchased more than 1,500 miles of optical fiber lines from global communications provider CenturyLink to support the network. The network will serve the state’s universities engaged in research, education, health care and community services along with government sectors by providing broadband connectivity that is faster, more secure, more resilient to natural or human-caused disasters and ultimately less expensive because of the project’s large scale and shared network facilities. [Read the full article at CenturyLink MediaRoom – News Releases]