Connecting Seniors Through Every Citizen Online

Published on: February 21, 2012

By Amanda Murphy Tech Wise, L.L.C. knows seniors. It specializes in training senior citizens through more than 60 computer courses targeted to help seniors learn technology skills. When Bill Boxler, co-owner of Tech Wise, was made aware of Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online free computer and Internet training program for Ohio adults, he knew it was a great fit for …

Connect Ohio Releases USF Mobility Fund Eligibility Maps & Analysis

Published on: February 17, 2012

By COH Staff Ensuring ubiquitous availability of next-generation mobile broadband networks is critical to economic development and growth. Recognizing this importance, the Federal Communications Commission later this year will distribute $300 million in subsidies to support the construction of high-speed mobile broadband networks in areas that do not currently have mobile broadband access. Today, Connect Ohio is releasing an analysis …

Healthcare Technology Features, Using Applications & Social Media

Published on: February 15, 2012

By Lyndsey Kleven Accessing information on healthcare is available in many forms, especially with mobile technology becoming an increasingly popular way of gaining health information. According to the Connect Ohio Residential Technology Assessment, 80% of adults own a cellular phone. Of those who own a phone, 55% are capable of accessing the Internet through their phone. With an increasing number …

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 …

The Future of E-Health & the Senior Impact

Published on: February 2, 2012

By Lyndsey Kleven The goal of many public health advocates and the medical community is to have access to timely, reliable information about healthcare, and electronic healthcare (e-health) is making access possible. This goal is specifically important to seniors, who often have a greater number of health conditions and use healthcare services and prescriptions drugs at a more frequent rate …

Connect Ohio Releases Updated Broadband Availability Estimates

Published on: January 30, 2012

By Ashley Littell Ashley Littell is Manager of Gis Services for Connect Ohio’s parent organization, Connected Nation Connect Ohio has released broadband availability estimates at the statewide and county levels using the most recently published 2010 Census household data. These availability estimates reveal that 2% of Ohio households do not have access to basic broadband service of at least 768 …

Patience of ECO Instructors Vital to Helping Seniors Get Connected

Published on: January 26, 2012

By Lyndsey Kleven For those who have never operated a computer before or are unfamiliar with the Internet, signing up to learn computer skills can be overwhelming. With the wealth of information that is available, learning this new skill can be both exciting and intimidating to a first-time computer user. Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online (ECO) free basic computer training …

Connect America Fund FAQ’s Answered

Published on: January 25, 2012

By Phillip Brown In the short time since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that begins reforming the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) by creating the Connect America Fund and phasing out the existing High-Cost Fund, Connected Nation has noticed a big increase in the interest among Connected Nation stakeholders in the broadband mapping process and how Connected …