Stu Johnson Presents at Ohio Appalachian Task Force

Published on: February 10, 2012

By Amanda Murphy Connect Ohio had the privilege of joining the Ohio Appalachian Task Force meeting hosted by the Corporation for Ohio Appalachia Development (COAD) Wednesday, February 8, at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. Executive Director Stu Johnson discussed the current state of broadband and technology adoption for Appalachian Ohio. Johnson opened the presentation by asking the nearly twenty attendees …

Ohio’s Broadband Landscape 2012

Published on: February 9, 2012

By Amanda Murphy Following Ohio’s State of the State address earlier this week by Governor John Kasich, Connect Ohio is releasing their State of Broadband report 2012.

Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative Commences with Inaugural Task Force Meeting

Published on: January 20, 2012

By Amanda Murphy In December, the Governor’s Office of Appalachia in conjunction with Connect Ohio announced the launch of a special initiative to address the broadband divide facing rural Appalachia. Thursday, January 19, a task force comprised of state and local stakeholders conducted its first meeting and committed to help the region overcome connectivity barriers and digital literacy gaps. The …

2011 Review: ECO Progress, Last Mile Successes, New Initiatives & Partnerships

Published on: December 28, 2011

By Amanda Murphy As 2011 draws to a close and the start of a new year quickly approaches, Connect Ohio would like to share the progress of its current programs over the past 12 months and exciting new partnerships and initiatives underway that are already projecting a sensational 2012. Connect Ohio is especially enthusiastic about the new year after the …

New Task Force Seeks to Bridge the Digital Divide in Appalachia

Published on: December 9, 2011

By COH Staff We’re excited to share that today, the Governor’s Office of Appalachia in conjunction with Connect Ohio and Chesapeake Energy, announced the launch of the Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative to address the broadband divide facing rural Appalachia. The Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative will be run by a task force made up of state and local stakeholders, both public …

USDA Administrator Jonathan Adelstein Visits Central Ohio, Discusses Broadband Programs in Rural Communities

Published on: July 19, 2011

By COH Staff On Tuesday, July 19, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein visited central Ohio to give an update on broadband expansion projects in rural communities nationally, as well as to discuss Consolidated Electric Cooperative’s progress on local fiber installation and broadband expansion in Delaware, Morrow, and parts of other surrounding counties. Consolidated Electric …