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 …

Broadband Inquiry Process Helps Ohioans Connect

By COH Staff After being fed up with limited Internet provider options, Kevin King stumbled upon the Connect Ohio website where he found information about the Broadband Inquiry process. The options of having dial up internet, or service through a 3G cellular service provider were available, but King was looking to get high-speed wireless broadband service. King searched his home …

Comcast launches discounted Internet service program for low-income families

By COH Staff Ohio families with students enrolled in the free lunch program may be eligible to receive high-speed Internet services at a significant discount. Comcast, an Internet provider, is hosting an initiative called Internet Essentials in which households with at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program can receive high-speed Internet services at …

Rural Ohio broadband project gets $570k

By COH Staff Crystal Broadband Networks, Inc. today received a $570,800 grant from the US Department of Agriculture for a broadband project in Stafford Village. The grant is part of the Community Connect program, which provides grants to rural, economically challenged communities. More than $100 million in Community Connect funding was announced today. “Without broadband, rural communities, agricultural producers, and …

Connect Ohio Shares Broadband Insight with Congressman Latta’s Staff

By COH Staff Connect Ohio staff had the opportunity to discuss broadband in Ohio with Bethany Peck, senior legislative assistant for Congressman Robert Latta (5th District, Ohio), Tuesday. Congressman Latta is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Peck handles telecommunication policy for Congressman Latta and came to Connect Ohio exploring first-hand perspectives on …

Ohio School Helps Extend Technology Beyond School Walls

By Amanda Murphy As part of our back to school series, Connected Nation is showcasing a school in Ohio that is arming its students with the power of technology. Foxfire Center for Student Success is a public community school within the Maysville School District located in Zanesville, Ohio. The school recently received federal funding from the government’s E-Rate program to …

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

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 …

By Amanda Murphy Diana Pitzer lives on the edge of Brown County and commutes to work in Mason, which is a 1-hour drive each way. Diana is a claims adjustor for a large insurance company. She has been with the company for 15 years. In January 2010, the company approved Pitzer to work from home. “I leave very early to …