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Blog // Connect Ohio

Broadband Inquiries: How They Empower Connectivity

By Lyndsey Kleven

In an advancing world where social media and website petitioning has become increasingly popular, consumers feel empowered to have a voice. For those looking for broadband Internet service options, this type of engagement is encouraged through Connect Ohio by means of our Broadband Inquiry (BBI) process.  One service provided by Connect Ohio is the analysis of our Broadband Inquires, which provides residents with a direct link to our team of engineers and GIS professionals. Broadband Inquiries can be submitted through our website, or by phone if the individual does not have Internet access. Statewide Map of Broadband Inquiries Submitted...

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Understanding Internet Options: How a DSL Connection Works

By COH Staff

  By Andrew Baumgartner, Data Validation Intern Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is a technology that provides Internet access by transmitting digital data over the wires of a local telephone network. On the customer premises, a DSL filter on each outlet removes the high frequency interference, to enable simultaneous use of the telephone and data. DSL is generally limited to a distance of 15,000 feet from the telephone company’s central office or remote Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM). DSL services generally support between .5 and 15 Mbps of network bandwidth. Providers can use a DSL Loop Extender to extend its DSL...

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Broadband Inquiry Helps Neighborhood in Appalachia Ohio Get Connected

By Lyndsey Kleven

      After breaking ground on the construction of their new home in 2008, Dave and Lori Nadler began researching Internet provider options for their area in Jackson County. Not only did the Nadlers join a new neighborhood, but they found they now shared a common problem with their neighbors and families living in Appalachia Ohio – a lack of available home broadband service. Contacting two possible providers about extending service to the Nadler home resulted in some disappointing news. One company would not consider investing in the equipment needed to serve the Nadlers and a second service provider wanted thousands of...

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Brown County Resident Able to Telework after Contacting Connect Ohio for Help

By Amanda Murphy

  Diana Pitzer lives on the edge of Brown County and commutes to work in Mason, which is a 1-hour drive each way. Diana is a claims adjustor for a large insurance company. She has been with the company for 15 years. In January 2010, the company approved Pitzer to work from home.   “I leave very early to be at work by 5:30 a.m.,” said Pitzer. “In the evening, it can be an hour and a half to get home. To work at home was going to be fantastic — time-wise and, with gas prices, money-wise.”   There was just one problem. Pitzer’s home Internet speeds were not fast enough to meet her employer’s requirements. This news did not deter...

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