At his state of the state address, Governor Kasich announced a first ever state-led initiative that will increase network speeds in the state to 100 Gigabits (Gbps) per second. Kasich says the increase in the speed of Ohio’s broadband will advance research and job growth across Ohio’s medical research, higher education, manufacturing, engineering and technology networking corridors.OARnet’s high-speed network will lead the nation in an unprecedented statewide initiative to advance cutting edge research and job creation.