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Blog // Connect Ohio

USDA Grants Awarded to Ohio Projects

By COH Staff

Today, the US Department of Agriculture announced recipients of the latest Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants.  Grants were awarded to 75 projects in 31 states including Ohio.  The goal of the grant is to expand distance learning and telemedicine opportunities in rural areas.  "Rural communities often lack access to specialized medical care or advanced educational opportunities necessary for stronger rural economies," Vilsack said, noting that today is National Rural Health Day. "These grants will help increase access to health care and many other essential services. The following Ohio project received a grant: North...

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Connect Ohio to Support ODOT in Federal Grant to Aid Rural Transit & Expand Broadband

By Lindsay Shanahan

Lindsay Shanahan, Connect Ohio Executive Director, pictured with Jim Barna, ODOT Assistant Director/Chief Engineer The Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced a new project, Transit Tech Ohio, geared toward helping  Ohio’s rural transit systems operate more efficiently through new software and hardware and enhancing broadband access. Earlier this month, the Transit Tech Ohio project received $6.8 million in federal grant funding from a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Connect Ohio is privileged to support this major project....

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Connect Ohio 2015 Q3 Results

By Lindsay Shanahan

Connect Ohio is contracted with the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) to deliver ongoing broadband mapping, research, policy, and technical assistance support in the state. Under this agreement, Connect Ohio provides comprehensive quarterly reports that quantify the degree to which we have advanced our mission to expand broadband access, adoption, and use throughout Ohio. Through these reports, Connect Ohio endeavors to maintain transparent communication regarding our activities, successes, and ongoing challenges in expanding broadband access, adoption, and use statewide. This week, we proudly reported the results of Connect Ohio’s...

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