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Blog // Connect Ohio

TECH WEEK: Ohio’s Shot at Being the Next Tech Hotbed

By Jessica Denson

It’s #techweek in America and the spotlight is not shining as brightly on Silicon Valley. Instead it’s places like Indianapolis, Nashville, and Cincinnati that are getting a lot of recent attention. That’s because they’re some of the nation’s fastest growing markets for tech jobs, according to an article in Money magazine which cited’s latest stats on jobs. Taking a closer look, you’ll see that Ohio is a stand-out with three cities in the top 20: Cincinnati (11), Cleveland (12), and Columbus (14). According to the publication BizWomen, the high cost of living and doing business in Silicon Valley tech communities was cited as...

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Connected Nation at Work

By Connected Nation

A Connectedsm community designation shows that a community is equipped with broadband capabilities that meet FCC standards. This can help to attract young professionals, encourage new businesses and upstarts, improve real estate prospects, and give community members access to important online resources. The process to become a Connected community relies on community participation and a forward-thinking attitude, and it begins with community members that want to make a difference. Starting OutGetting started and seeing if the Connected Community Engagement program is right for your community is as simple as reaching out to Connected Nation...

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STUDY: Connecting Ohio Can Mean Billions of Dollars in Benefits If Done Right

By Jessica Denson

Ohio is ahead of the curve when it comes to high-speed broadband Internet access. Ninety-two percent of those living in the Buckeye State have access, but connecting the more than 1 million who are still unserved or underserved would mean a one- to two-billion dollar economic impact, conservatively—benefiting Ohio’s communities, businesses, and families. That’s according to a study just released from The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. In it, the study’s authors point to one of the biggest barriers to connecting all Ohioans—a lack of coordination of efforts. “Ohio leaders need to...

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Columbus Recognized Among Global Technology Leaders

By Lindsay Shanahan

Go big or go home certainly applied this week as representatives from the city of Columbus, Connect Ohio, Connected Nation, and Ohio State University, attended the 2015 Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Summit in Toronto, Canada. Connect Ohio compiled extensive mapping, data and research on Columbus Broadband access, adoption and use to support Columbus’ application for the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year Award.  Connect Ohio’s contribution served as a foundation for the ICF evaluation. The ICF Summit is an international gathering of mayors, chief administrative officers, chief information officers, and economic development...

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