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Blog // Connect Ohio

Every Citizen Online All-Star Facility Award Presented to Elder High School tech-reach

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect Ohio has named Elder High School tech-reach an Every Citizen Online (ECO) All-Star Facility. The ECO All-Star Facility award was presented to tech-reach by Connect Ohio Executive Director Stu Johnson during Connect Ohio’s quarterly Technology Association Meeting session held in Columbus January 25, 2013. Connect Ohio ECO staff, including state operations managers and Johnson, choose the ECO All-Star Facility awardee based on meeting various program “hallmarks of excellence.” These include, but are not limited to, the number of adults taking ECO training at the facility’s locations, ECO program survey rate, creative promotional and...

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Connect Ohio Presents Franklin County Broadband Data to Columbus Education Commission

By Amanda Murphy

  Today, Connect Ohio Executive Director Stu Johnson had the opportunity to present the current state of broadband access, adoption, and use in Franklin County to the members of the Columbus Education Commission.  Johnson joined Pankaj Shah of OARnet to present to the commission during its monthly meeting held today, January 24, at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University.   Below are key highlights from Connect Ohio’s presentation on broadband in Franklin County (research reported in Connect Ohio’s 2011 county Residential Technology Assessment): 99.99% of Franklin County households have access to broadband...

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Ohio's Digital Divide: Washington County Broadband Expansion

By Amanda Murphy

Having access to high-speed Internet service is not only a convenience but also a necessity for many. However, there are thousands of Ohioans in which having high-speed Internet availability is a luxury. Currently, 112,974 homes and businesses in Ohio do not have access to state and national standards of reliable, high speed Internet service. Nearly 65,000 of these are completely unserved, meaning no Internet service is provided to their address. For one rural Ohio county, residents, business owners, first responders, and county officials have witnessed how a lack of Internet access can affect various aspects of a community. Washington...

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Medina County District Library Brings Computer Training to Lodi with Mobile Lab

By Amanda Murphy

The State Library of Ohio mobile computer lab is stationed at the Medina County District Library, Lodi branch. The Medina County District Library is offering the Every Citizen Online basic computer and Internet training in the mobile lab through January 25. Training instructor Pieri Levandofsky with PC Computing, LLC, shared these great photos from last week's training. ·       Location: Lodi Library Branch, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi, OH 44254   The training is free for any Ohio adult and includes: 6-hours of coursework Computer basics (turning it on/off, using a mouse and cursor, opening programs)...

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