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Blog // Connect Ohio

Understanding Internet Options: How a DSL Connection Works

By COH Staff

  By Andrew Baumgartner, Data Validation Intern Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is a technology that provides Internet access by transmitting digital data over the wires of a local telephone network. On the customer premises, a DSL filter on each outlet removes the high frequency interference, to enable simultaneous use of the telephone and data. DSL is generally limited to a distance of 15,000 feet from the telephone company’s central office or remote Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM). DSL services generally support between .5 and 15 Mbps of network bandwidth. Providers can use a DSL Loop Extender to extend its DSL...

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OSU Extension University District Offers Central Ohioans Free Computer Training

By Lyndsey Kleven

  video produced by Amanda Murphy   OSU Extension University District brings the resources of the University to the community, and is now offering Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online (ECO) free basic computer training at its locations. As an ECO partner organization, OSU Extension University received 20 new computers, which fully equipped one of their two computer centers. The organization offers ECO training regularly at four sites. The ECO program fits well with the mission of OSU Extension. Part of accomplishing this mission is to teach families the valuable resource of how to use a computer, and how it can be helpful in...

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Connect Ohio Website Wins "Award of Distinction"

By Lyndsey Kleven

We’re proud to announce that Connect Ohio has been awarded the “Award of Distinction” in two categories, for Nonprofit Organization and Community Website from the Communicator Awards! The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program that recognizes big ideas in marketing and communication. Recently announcing its 18th Annual Communicator Award of Distinction, this award is presented by the International Academy of Visual Arts. With over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, this year’s awards are the biggest yet with the addition of online and mobile categories.  We’re honored to...

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So, What is Fiber Anyway?

By COH Staff

The term fiber is used often in conversation and news stories about high-speed Internet. But what is fiber exactly? Andrew Baumgartner, data validation intern for Connect Ohio, shares a brief overview explaining the technology and helps get you in-the-know.   An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made of a pure glass not much thicker than a human hair. It functions as a waveguide, or “light pipe” to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber. Optical fiber has three parts; the core, the cladding, and the buffer coating. The core is the center and the light conducting portion of the fiber. The cladding surrounds the...

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