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FCC’s Broadband Adoption Lifeline Pilots Featuring Connect Ohio Programs Now Underway Across Ohio

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect Ohio’s efforts to increase broadband access, adoption, and use among low-income populations are key components of the FCC’s new broadband adoption Lifeline pilot programs now underway in Ohio. Today, May 1, according to the FCC, is the official start of the $14 million Lifeline pilot program in which 14 diverse provider projects will offer discount broadband service to targeted low-income households. Connect Ohio is partnering with 3 Ohio broadband providers across the state who are participating in the Lifeline pilot program. As part of the pilot program, providers will be offering varying broadband subsidies to its customers and...

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Every Citizen Online All-Star Facility Award Presented to Goodwill Industries of South Central Ohio

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect Ohio has named Goodwill Industries of South Central Ohio an Every Citizen Online (ECO) All-Star Facility. The ECO All-Star Facility award was presented to Goodwill by Connect Ohio Executive Director Stu Johnson during Connect Ohio’s quarterly Technology Association Meeting session held in Columbus April 26, 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...

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Earth Day eWaste Recycle Drive

By Lyndsey Kleven

Happy Earth Day! Recycle unwanted electronics at RecycleForce Columbus e-Waste Recycle Drive. Drop off the following items: computers, computer components, TVs, monitors, VCRs, DVD players, tapes, CDs, stereos, telephones, cell phones, PDAs, cameras, chargers, power adapters, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, ink and toner catridges, networking equipments (servers, routers), cable cords and connectors, lithium ion (rechargable) batteries, digital cable boxes, MP3 players (iPods, etc), video game systems, stereo equipment, audio-video equipment, and appliances (microwave, fitness equipment, vacuums, etc).  Taking place April 22...

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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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