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Fast reliable internet access for research and education
You can count on AARNet's fast, reliable and flexible internet service for connecting your campus to business critical cloud applications and online resources. Our service also provides a consistently high-quality experience for staff, students, academics and researchers.
High-speed access to the internet via dedicated optical fibre directly to your institution or organisation. AARNet Internet connections are scalable, and typically 1, 10 or 100 gigabits per second. We help you choose the right bandwidth for your needs.
AARNet is owned by the Australian universities and CSIRO and since 1989 has been committed to advancing excellence in Australian research and education by delivering services that meet the unique needs of the sector.
Connecting to AARNet gives you access to the high capacity and high performance afforded by Australia’s only dedicated national and international broadband network for research and education.
On a cost / performance basis, AARNet is the best value for money for research and education. We focus on creating long-term, sustainable, sector-owned Infrastructure and provide our customers with high-bandwidth and quality services at low cost.
We offer a range of connectivity, cyber security, data and collaboration solutions to support teaching, learning and research, including eduroam wifi, private networks, video and voice communications, CloudStor, and more.
Our team is here to help you find solutions that are right for your institution.
Generally, all institutions and organisations involved in research, education and training are eligible to connect. This includes universities, research institutes, hospitals, K-12 schools, vocational training providers, galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Detailed guidelines can be found in Section 3.1 of the AARNet Access Policy.
Dark fibre and passive wavelengths are the most common technologies we use to connect our optical network to your site. These technologies can also be used to interconnect geographically dispersed facilities and campuses. Sometimes, depending on the location of the site, we will investigate and use alternative technologies, such as radio or laser connections, or third-party carrier services.
Connections to AARNet are delivered direct from our optical network or Network Access Point (NAP) sites to a Network Termination Unit (NTU) installed at your site, which can operate at either 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) or multiples of 10 Gbps. This 'trunk' can then be used to deliver multiple services at any given time. You can connect as many, or as few, AARNet connectivity services at each campus as you need. We work closely with you to determine the best bandwidth, performance and connection options for your needs.
AARNet internet connectivity has future-proofed our school. Whatever new technologies are developed and whatever is available to allow us to connect with others from around Australia or internationally, we have the infrastructure to make that technology available to our teachers and students."
Director ICT, Calrossy Anglican School
Fast, reliable and scalable connectivity solutions for interconnecting your campuses, facilities and data centres. We offer cost-effective dark fibre, wavelength and ethernet solutions across metropolitan, regional and interstate distances.
Our DDoS Protection managed service is a cost-effective solution for safeguarding your institution’s internet services, information and assets from DDoS attacks. Or system efficiently detects, filters and mitigates attacks well before they reach your campus network.
The easy and reliable virtual classroom and meeting solution. Zoom provides seamless, high-definition video and web meetings for up to 300 participants to join, share and record content across all devices.