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Connect Ohio’s New Broadband Availability Figures Show Significant Increases

By Lyndsey Kleven

New research released today by Connect Ohio shows that 86.73% of Ohio households have access to fixed broadband at 25 Mbps download/1.5 Mbps upload speeds across the state, a 25 percentage point increase compared to two and a half years ago. Connect Ohio is a subsidiary of Connected Nation which does mapping research and policy in 10 states comprising over 36% of nation’s landmass. Ohio’s availability of 86.73% availability at 25 Mbps compares to the national average of other Connected Nation states at 78.6% availability. Ohio broadband availability at 768 Kbps download/200 Kbps uploadis now at 98.79%, not including mobile wireless service....

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Residential Broadband Adoption in Ohio Surpasses National Average

By Lyndsey Kleven

View the interactive widget Connect Ohio has released new data showing that broadband adoption in Ohio surpasses the national average, with 72% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 66% in 2011. Broadband adoption in rural Appalachian Ohio increased to 63% in 2013, a 10 percentage point increase from 2012. According to the Pew Research Center, the national broadband adoption rate in 2013 was 70%, which marks a 4 percentage point increase since 2012. “Connect Ohio is pleased to see that Ohio remains above the national average in broadband adoption; however, it’s concerning that the most vulnerable parts of our...

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New Study Shows 17% of Ohioans Take Advantage of Teleworking Opportunities

By Lyndsey Kleven

Download the report   According to Connect Ohio’s recently published report, The Impact of Teleworking on Ohio’s Workforce and Businesses, reveals new data showing that the number of Ohio employees who Telework is increasing to 17%, with approximately 783,000 now using a home Internet connection rather than commuting to their workplace. On average, teleworkers in Ohio collectively save an average of 2.19 billion commuting miles, saving them approximately $430 million in automobile operating costs a year.   “Ohio can be proud that our broadband innovation allows nearly 800,000 Ohioans the flexibility to work remotely,” said Stu...

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RAA Services Partners with Columbiana County Airport to Expand Broadband

By Lyndsey Kleven

RAA Services currently services more than 650 homes and businesses in Eastern Ohio and is in the process of completing expansion of high-speed Internet access to many locations unserved or underserved by high-speed Internet access. The Columbiana County Airport allowed RAA Services to install equipment on its light tower - the highest point in that area- in exchange for free high-speed Internet access at the airport. The deal was a win-win for everyone as the airport was previously unserved by high-speed and RAA Service was able to expand high-speed Internet access to area residents, all of which were previously unserved. “The airport...

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