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Blog // Connect Ohio

How this Broadband Bill Could Impact Health Care, Education, Your Job

By Jessica Denson

Nearly a dozen representatives from Ohio universities and economic groups voiced their support for House Bill 378 through written and oral testimony submitted to the Ohio House Finance Committee. Among those sharing the reasons this bill matters, Connect Ohio’s Executive Director Stuart Johnson (pictured right). “Broadband is a vital lifeline to participate in society and an infrastructure that is quickly becoming just as critical as our roads, bridges, water and electricity,” Johnson told committee members during his Dec. 12 testimony. “Yet, 300,000 households in rural Ohio have no broadband access.” House Bill 378 is a bipartisan effort,...

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Get Connected with Special Internet & Computer Offers

By Amanda Murphy

Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online program isn’t only introducing Ohio adults to computer and Internet skills, but also giving the opportunity for participants and their families to take advantage of discounted Internet service and computer purchase savings to help them get started in using the technology at home. Internet providers and technology retailers throughout the state have partnered with Connect Ohio to offer these exclusive savings. These partnerships are making technology adoption affordable for ECO participants and aiding the overall success of the ECO program. Providers, such as Amplex Wireless, Buckeye Cable, Cincinnati Bell...

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