ANNOUNCING: NET+ Services NOW available to Non Internet2 members through AREON membership

Posted by on 23 June 2017

These services are now available at a deeply discounted cost to all AREON members: 

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Future of the R&E Infrastructure

Posted by on 3 May 2017

Future of the R&E Infrastructure was a track at the Internet2 2017 Global Summit.  We hope you find this video as interesting and insightful as we did as attendees of the summmit.

New convenience contract for VMware is now available to all AREON members.

Posted by on 16 May 2016

What is The Quilt Consortium Program with VMware?

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AREON goes live with the Indiana University GlobalNOC

Posted by on 10 August 2015

Beginning at 10:00 AM CDT today, ARE-ON has gone live with the Indiana University GlobalNOC as ARE-ON's provider for its Network Operations Center help desk and monitoring functions.  The GlobalNOC provides ARE-ON with a Tier 1 Help Desk through its dual network operations centers located in Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN.  In addition, the GlobalNOC provides and supports a wide variety of network network monitoring and management tools that network engineers within ARE-ON and the GlobalNOC will be able to more proactively monitor the ARE-ON network and respond to issues that might cause service interruptions to ARE-ON’s members and customers.

UA Receives Grant for Upgrading Network Connections

Posted by on 11 December 2014

The University of Arkansas will use a National Science Foundation grant to upgrade its campus connection to the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network, better known as ARE-ON, and to the Internet2 national research and education network, the school announced Tuesday, December 9, 2014.  Learn more by visiting 

Membership in The Quilt

Posted by on 4 February 2014

ARE-ON is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of The Quilt, which is the national coalition of advanced regional networks for research and education, representing near three dozen R&E networks across the country. Participants in The Quilt provide advanced network services and applications to over 200 universities and thousands of other educational institutions. Through its membership in The Quilt, ARE-ON adds its voice to the national community of our network peer organizations, as well as to participate in initiatives that provide real value to our member institutions.  The Quilt provides a great platform for dialogue and consensus building regarding national policy affecting our states and networking organizations.  In addition, The Quilt sponsors competitively bid and nationally negotiated purchasing agreements through which its Authorized Buyers are able to purchase such services as commodity Internet service.  Learn more about The Quilt at