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RioNET is a robust infrastructure built for today's needs and tomorrows new demands. Campus Computing & Networking uses Brocade Network gear with both 10GB single mode fiber and 1GB multi-mode fiber connections to various buildings across campus. Key critical buildings are protected with both limited run-time uninterruptible power supplies and generator backup systems. All building network edge equipment is protected from power surges and momentary drops by standard rack-mounted uninterruptible power supplies. The network core facilities are expected to remain operational even though secondary buildings are without power.
Rio Grande's Brocade network infrastructure replaces a mixed Foundry and 3COM networks of 10 and 15 year old equipment. CC&N Network and Systems Administrators fully expect to have IP V6 Internet numbering & routing in full operation as the network replacement project is completed in the late Fall of 2012.
Rio Grande is very fortunate to have multiple Internet Service Providers and fiber-based network providers offering services to the Village of Rio Grande area.
- OARnet - Ohio Academic & Research Network is the campus' main Internet Service Provider who allocates Rio with our TCP/IP assigned numbers and primary Domain Name Service. Two diverse fiber paths connect the campus to OARnet's 10 GB and 100 GB network and the peering partners of the Internet beyond.
- Horizon Telecom - Formerly, Chillicothe Telephone, this secondary Internet Service Provider plays a critical role in our fiber backhaul to OARnet and as a supplier of Internet bandwidth for the campus wireless environment. Horizon also provides a fiber WAN, point to point interconnections between the main campus and the Meigs Center.
- AT&T - Rio Grande's first fiber provider interconnects the main campus to OARnet via an OptiMAN Ethernet Virtual Connection service. AT&T was selected for Rio Grande Community College as the State of Ohio "Last Mile" service provider for the institution.