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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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Millennials Embrace Online Payment Options

By COH Staff

In a recent blog from Connect Ohio, we discussed Fifth Third Bankcorp’s announcement that, in order to save money and maximize profits, they had decided to close branches and promote online options as the future of the company. Aligning with Fifth Third’s announcement, a recent post by Community Merchants U.S.A. noted that 70 percent of Millennials (those born between 1977 and 1992 according to Pew) believe that the future of payment technology is changing. The same post reveals that 44 percent of Millennials prefer to use their phones to pay for small items, and 62 percent are content with connecting their payment information to wearable...

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