CNI Provides Infrastructure For NASA Drone Research

Thanks to CNI, NASA now has the fiber internet they need to develop and research drone technologies.

WAPAKONETA, OH, [Date] – CNI is excited to share that we now provide the underlying fiber infrastructure to serve the UAS Test Center and Complex in Springfield, Ohio. The UAS facility was just awarded a contract from NASA to develop and research drone technologies for passenger travel and cargo delivery.

Our network has over 20 miles of fiber in Springfield and has served local businesses for over eight years. CNI is proud to provide fiber and collocation facilities to OARnet (Ohio Academic Resource Network) at the UAS facility, which allowed them to be selected for the NASA research project.

Denis Walsh, OARnet Chief Relationship Officer, shared, “Your fiber was a large part of the project and enabled us to provide a fiber ring to facilitate maximum up-time for important research sites for the state.”

“CNI is proud to partner with the Ohio Academic Research Network by providing vital portions of our fiber backbone to facilitate research projects across the state of Ohio,” said CNI’s Nathan Zehringer. “Through our network, OARnet and UAS facility will now spearhead research for NASA. Our world-class fiber network is now literally helping change the world.”

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