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, and many of Ontario’s school boards. More than 1.7 million people in research and education rely on ORION to 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 was upgraded to this speed at the end of 2020. That’s 2,000 times faster than the broadband internet available in most Ontario homes.