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Blog // Connect Ohio

Happy Holidays from all of us at Connected Nation

By Jessica Ditto

It's been another incredible year for our team at Connected Nation. Together with our partners, friends, and supporters like yourself, we've connected more communities across the country and further closed the digital divide. As we approach 2014, we wanted to wish all of you very Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful time with your family, friends, and loved ones! Sincerely, Tom Ferree 
President & COO

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A Message From Executive Director Stu Johnson

By COH Staff

It has been an incredibly active year for Connect Ohio, thanks to your support. 2013 was also a year of change as some Connect Ohio programs reached completion and are evolving into next phases. The two-year Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiate (CABI) is coming to a close with the 2013-year. Formed in late 2011, its mission was to pull Appalachia Ohio within state and national standards in broadband adoption. The Task Force feels it has been instrumental in reducing the number of unserved households in Appalachian Ohio, and preliminary research to be released in early 2014 will clearly demonstrate the initiative’s impact. The CABI Fund was...

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Celebrating the Season of Giving

By Connected Nation

Two thousand seven hundred and fifteen dollars. That is how much in gift cards our team has raised for local families in need as part of the Connected Nation "Season of Giving." This means that we will be able to help ten families with funds to buy food, fuel, clothes, and gifts this Christmas. What's more, any extra will go to the Woodsfield, OH community toy & clothing drive to help the families affected by recent job loss. We are so proud of our generous staff, as well as their friends, families, and neighbors who helped make this a successful "Season of Giving." This outpouring of support is inspiring and admirable. The...

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Grand Opening of Digital Works in Woodsfield

By Lyndsey Kleven

Thursday, December 19, Connect Ohio held the grand opening of its newest Digital Works location in Woodsfield. Digital Works is a technology skills training program aimed at providing a link between twenty-first century workforce opportunities and community revitalization. The program provides mentoring and training to workers seeking employment and places them in quality teleworking jobs. The event was held at the Digital Works center located in Woodsfield at 47084 Black Walnut Parkway, with remarks from dignitaries. “The trend towards a virtual workplace is one that I anticipate will continue, especially in the customer service industry,”...

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