Our Network

Network Map Advanced Research Computing Internet Service  


ORION is Ontario’s only provincial research and education network. Covering 6,000 kilometres, our private network connects regions and over a hundred institutions all over the province, including universities, colleges, hospitals and research institutions, as well as many of Ontario’s school boards. More than two million people in the research and education industry rely on ORION to share and communicate with each other and to connect to a global grid of similar networks across Canada and around the world.

Our long history of providing advanced network solutions has given us the expertise we need to fulfil the digital requirements of Ontario’s research and education community.

ORION’s ultra-fast network can run 50,000 concurrent virtual classrooms. It’s currently ready to provide cutting-edge 100Gbps speed, and over 70% of our network will be upgraded to this speed by the end of 2020. That’s 2,000 times faster than the broadband internet available in most Ontario homes.

How Fast is Fast?

Network Map

This map demonstrates ORION’s network Points of Presence (PoPs) within and connections between the institutions on our network. 

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Ontario’s Advanced Research Computing Network

ORION’s network connects advanced research computing (ARC) centres across Ontario.


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Internet Service

Take advantage of reliable Internet service that ORION now offers to its customers. In addition to the convenience of a single source for all your connectivity needs, ORION’s connected institutions enjoy a financial advantage as well. We buy Internet access in bulk and pass the savings along. This brings highly competitive pricing to the entire province – including those in rural and northern communities.

To inquire about this service, please contact your business development representative or email: communitydev@orion.on.ca.

Monitoring Tools

Please contact the ORION NOC at support@orion.on.ca to obtain login credentials for monitoring tools.


We take our service level commitment seriously, and pride ourselves in delivering fantastic customer support. Find out who can best serve you and contact us at any time.