Zanesville to add fast ’net downtown

Published by The Columbus Dispatch on March 11, 2019 By Sheridan Hendrix  ZANESVILLE, OH. — When Jay Bennett returned to Zanesville in 2014 to take over as the city’s public-service director, he found an external hard drive sitting on his new desk. None of the office’s computers was connected to a shared network, so the hard drive was used to …

Smith Presses Perdue on Rural Health, Broadband, Dairy

Published by Minnesota Ag Connection on March 1, 2019 U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that improvements to the dairy program and to rural health care–passed as part of last year’s bipartisan Farm Bill–should be implemented as soon as possible to help get the farm and rural economy back on its feet. On Thursday, Smith–in …

Recapping Black History Month

Bowling Green, KY. (February 27, 2019) – As Black History Month comes to a close, Connected Nation wants to emphasize the hard work African Americans have carried out to help advance technology. African Americans have done and continue to do incredible things in technology – including working to close the Digital Divide for communities of color. Here are just a few examples: …

Stu Johnson Presents at Ohio Appalachian Task Force

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 …

Connect Ohio Releases Updated Broadband Availability Estimates

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 …

Three Ohio Cities Received More than 760 Wireless Broadband Improvements from AT&T

By Lyndsey Kleven In the past year, three Ohio cities have had improvements to their AT&T wireless broadband infrastructure. Major improvements in the backhaul connections were made. During 2011, AT&T made more than 300 wireless upgrades in Cleveland, 200 in Columbus, and 260 upgrades in the Cincinnati area. Some of the enhancements include: · Deploying enhanced backhaul connections to multiple …

Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative Commences with Inaugural Task Force Meeting

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 …

AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage in Findlay, Marion, and Lima

By COH Staff AT&T has announced the activation of new mobile broadband cell sites in three Ohio counties, as part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications. The activation has added 14 new mobile broadband cell sites in Marion, 25 new sites in Findlay, and 16 in Lima, which will enhance coverage …