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Blog // Connect Ohio

Join Connect Ohio at SmartGig Ohio 2016 in October

By Lisa McCuiston

SmartGig Ohio 2016 is an event that creates a technical platform with the intent purpose of turning ideas into services to improve the quality of life for Ohioans. Multiple civic leaders including state, city, municipal, and regional government from various sectors, such as education, housing, and transportation, will benefit from this information exchange through the collaborative effort of SmartGIG Cities. 

During 2016, SmartGig Cities is hosting five conferences in the U.S. and Columbus, Ohio, is the next destination, scheduled for October 11 and 12 at The Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center. 

Connect Ohio is proud to be a supporting organization for this year’s SmartGig Ohio event. Since 2008, Connect Ohio has been working to ensure that all can experience the benefits of broadband. Technology, especially widespread access, use, and adoption of broadband, improves all areas of life. Connect Ohio invites you to join us in changing communities and lives across Ohio.

Connect Ohio, along with SmartGig Cities, invites you to be a part and demonstrate innovative applications and services for the Smart + Connected City. Come and meet your peers and engage and focus on civic groundwork decisions for the twenty-first century.

Connect Ohio supporters receive 50% off of registration by using code Connect50 upon check out.

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Connect Ohio’s Executive Director Stu Johnson will be participating in a panel discussion at the conference, sharing his expertise from more than 25 years of working in the IT and telecom industry. 

Stu will be sharing about the importance of networking and communication and how this conversation doesn’t stop when the conference is over. This is a 365-day conversation that Connect Ohio takes part in daily with the hope of creating better economic and life opportunities by expanding access, adoption, and use of broadband.

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