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Blog // Connect Ohio

2011 Review: ECO Progress, Last Mile Successes, New Initiatives & Partnerships

By Amanda Murphy

As 2011 draws to a close and the start of a new year quickly approaches, Connect Ohio would like to share the progress of its current programs over the past 12 months and exciting new partnerships and initiatives underway that are already projecting a sensational 2012. Connect Ohio is especially enthusiastic about the new year after the announcement of the Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative in December. In conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Appalachia and Chesapeake Energy, Connect Ohio will administer a task force comprised of state and local stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The task force will immediately take...

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AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage in Findlay, Marion, and Lima

By COH Staff

  AT&T has announced the activation of new mobile broadband cell sites in three Ohio counties, as part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications. The activation has added 14 new mobile broadband cell sites in Marion, 25 new sites in Findlay, and 16 in Lima, which will enhance coverage for residents in Allen, Hancock and Marion County. The new cell sites are one part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation’s best, most advanced mobile broadband experience for customers. The enhancements are just one part of the more than $...

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Columbus Library Patrons Connect with Family, Learn Job Skills Through ECO Training

By COH Staff

  “I feel like a dinosaur,” said Carole Jones after being asked why she signed up for the Every Citizen Online (ECO) free basic computer training course. Before taking the course at the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Jones had never turned on a computer. Technology is advancing and changing beyond what Jones was used to. She says she didn’t know what people were talking about with the technology around her and felt out of the loop. Jones has completed the ECO program twice in order to retain the information, she says. She gives her instructor, Becky Hibbard, rave reviews, commenting especially on her patience with...

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Every Citizen Online All-Star Facility Award Presented to Clark State Community College

By COH Staff

  Connect Ohio has named Clark State Community College (CSCC) an Every Citizen Online (ECO) All-Star Facility. The ECO all-star award was presented to Gary Kuhn, contract training facilitator for the Corporate and Public Services Department for the college, by executive director Stu Johnson during Connect Ohio’s quarterly Technology Association Meeting, held in Columbus December 9, 2011. Connect Ohio ECO staff, including state operations managers and the executive director, choose the All-Star Facility awardee based on meeting various program ‘hallmarks of excellence’. These include, but are not limited to, the number of adults taking...

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