258% increase in total bandwidth use since 2012

ORION is Ontario’s only provincial research and education network. Covering 6,000 kilometres, it connects institutions and regions all over the province, including more than a hundred universities, colleges, hospitals and research institutions, as well as the majority of Ontario’s school boards.

More than two million researchers, educators and innovators rely on ORION not only to share and communicate with each other, but also to connect to a global grid of similar networks across Canada and around the world.

The network is growing all the time. We invested more than $3 million in our network infrastructure this year, have seen a 258 per cent increase in total bandwidth use since 2012 and today we connect 79 per cent more institutions than we did in 2006.