Connect Ohio's Community Engagement program guides communities through an assessment of their overall broadband and technology innovation, using criteria set as a part of a "community certification" model. The program helps train regional team leaders and supports the formation of community planning teams made up of various sector representatives.
Why is this program important?
- Communities benefit through a process of assessment, benchmarking, planning, and certification
- Citizens benefit through expanded access to relevant technology
- Private sector benefits by cultivation of a more investment-friendly environment and increasingly tech-savy customer base desiring a greater level of online engagement.