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Blog // Connect Ohio

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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Omnicity Connects Columbiana County, Dedicates New Tower

By Amanda Murphy

Columbiana County recently welcomed a new resident – one that is made of steel and stands 250-feet high. The new piece of infrastructure will allow more than 300 households and business in the area to receive high-speed Internet access. Omnicity, a fixed-wireless Internet service provider, along with the collaborative efforts of Knox Township and Columbiana County officials, MARCS (Multi-Agency Radio Communication System) program staff, Tri-County Tower, and Columbiana County Port Authority, recently completed the new Knox Township MARCS tower. The nearly two-year project began in 2009 with Columbiana County Port Authority and Omnicity...

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