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Recent News

Below are the latest news stories and press releases from Connect Ohio.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Improving broadband access in Fairfield County is goal of effort

January 3, 2017 The Columbus Dispatch | By Tim Feran Fairfield County is set to get a big boost this year in getting better access to broadband and internet technology. That’s because Connect Ohio, which advocates for broadband access in the state, has selected the county and four other areas to participate in the Connected Community Engagement...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Press Release: Five Ohio Communities to Receive Detailed Tech Assessment and Broadband Plan

The project assists communities with enhancing technology standing in today’s digital economy COLUMBUS, OH – Connect Ohio has selected five Ohio communities to participate in the Connected℠ Community Engagement Program (Connected℠). Each will receive a comprehensive technology assessment and innovative project plan to enhance the technology...
Friday, November 18, 2016

The Digital Divide Hits Home

November 17, 2016 | Youngstown Business Journal | By Dan O'Brien While teaching young people the fundamentals of computer technology is essential, the greater challenge is bringing that internet connection into the home. And, the discussion has shifted to what should be considered adequate broadband service because more information and services...
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Broadband Leadership Services – Quarterly Report to Ohio Developmental Services Agency

In July 2016, Connect Ohio contracted with the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) to deliver broadband mapping, research, policy, and technical assistance support in the state. Under this agreement, we provide comprehensive quarterly reports in order to maintain transparent communication with DSA and other key stakeholders, and to qualify the...
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Press Release: Connect Ohio Accepting Applications to Award 5 Communities Detailed Technology Assessment and Broadband Plan

Connect Ohio is accepting applications from Ohio communities interested in taking part in the Connected℠ Community Engagement Program (Connected℠) to receive a comprehensive technology assessment and innovative project plan to enhance its technology standing in today’s digital economy. As many as five communities may be selected for the Connected...
Monday, October 10, 2016

Broadband Leadership Services – Report to Ohio Developmental Services Agency

From December 2015 through June 2016, Connect Ohio and the Digital Works program contracted with the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) to deliver broadband support and modern workforce training and placement in the state. Connect Ohio has provided a comprehensive report to DSA in order to maintain transparent communication and to continue...
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Connect Ohio Statement Regarding Columbus’ Smart City Challenge Award

COLUMBUS, OH – The City of Columbus, Ohio, has been announced as the awardee of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge and will receive $40 million toward the city’s plan to improve transportation technologies and local mobility. Seattle-based Vulcan Inc. committed an additional $10 million to the winning city, and local...
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Press Release: Ohio Broadband Trends Report Highlights Technology Strides and Existing Challenges in Appalachia

  Access the Report Access the Executive Summary COLUMBUS, OH – Connect Ohio, a program of Connected Nation, has released Ohio Broadband Trends, a report authored by Dr. John Hoag, Associate Professor at Ohio University’s J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunications Systems. “The report analyzes broadband availability trends...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Satellite Internet Providers Push To Sign-Up Rural Ohioans

About 98 percent of Ohioans have access to basic broadband internet.  But some rural Ohioans struggle to get any sort of connection at all.  Now satellite-to-dish internet service providers are scrambling to fill the void. Semi-retired attorney Nick Pittner spends part of his free time talking to people all over the world. But he does...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Broadband Leadership Services - Quarterly Report to Ohio Development Services Agency

Throughout 2015, Connect Ohio was contracted with the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) to deliver broadband mapping, research, policy, and technical assistance support in the state. Under this agreement, we provided comprehensive quarterly reports in order to maintain transparent communication with DSA and other key stakeholders, and to...