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Member Spotlight: City of Fairlawn

Member Spotlight: City of Fairlawn After 27 years, Fairlawn Mayor and Broadband Access Ohio chairman, Bill Roth, retired as the Mayor of Fairlawn. He passed the reins to Mayor Russell Sharnsky, who has been on City Council for over two decades. The BAO team recently...

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New FCC Maps to Bring Updated Information

With many new features and focuses, the FCC hopes that the updated National Broadband Map will provide them with more accurate information to make the proper decisions on where to allocate the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment funds. 

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Member Spotlight: New Albany

Broadband access has been an issue for decades and this month we spoke with a community that has been working on finding solutions for that same amount of time. New Albany, Ohio is not only looking at what has worked for their community in the past but anticipating the future needs of generations.

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BROWN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $5.7 MILLION TO BOLSTER EASTERN OHIO’S ECONOMY

Senator Sherrod Brown announced the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative has awarded grants to six organizations in Eastern Ohio. These investments will improve broadband services, expand workforce development initiatives, and facilitate economic growth throughout the region.

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Member Spotlight: SWOCA

A conversation with Donna Davis Norris, Executive Director of the Southwest Ohio Computer Association & Broadband Access Ohio board member.

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Coshocton broadband project launches with Millcreek tower

Coshocton broadband project launches with Millcreek tower COSHOCTON — It's no secret that rural Ohio lags behind urban locations in major areas like economic development, educational advancement and health care integration. The answer to close that gap is obvious to...

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Charter Communications Launches Spectrum Internet 100

Charter Communications, Inc. is now offering Spectrum Internet 100 across virtually all of its entire 41-state service area. The new high-speed, low-cost broadband service provides 100 Mbps download speeds for just $29.99 per month, and includes a modem, in-home WiFi and self-installation at no additional charge.

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Tech Tuesday, March 15

Duane Powell from the City of Hilliard joined All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss the importance of high quality, high speed internet and the work Broadband Access Ohio is doing to connect our state.

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Municipally run internet tops national speed test rankings

Six of the 10 fastest internet service providers in the United States are either directly run by a local community or involve some form of partnership between the public and private sectors, according to a new study from PC Magazine. The study, published last week,...

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High-speed internet crucial to rural small businesses

Small-business owners see access to high-speed internet is crucial to economic development in rural South Dakota, according to a small pilot study conducted by researchers in South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics. A survey in five...

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Rural Ohio Students Could Use Federal Broadband Investments

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s rural educators said the funding for broadband in the bipartisan infrastructure package signed into law last month is critical for their communities. While many acknowledged the problem has existed for decades, the pandemic put a spotlight on...

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LTE: Internet access vital to success

Much of Northwest Ohio, including communities around Bowling Green, lack access to reliable, high-speed internet. As a small business owner in Weston, I use a hotspot to conduct business because I, like so many folks outside of large metropolitan areas of Ohio, do not have broadband access.

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Municipally run internet tops national speed test rankings

Six of the 10 fastest internet service providers in the United States are either directly run by a local community or involve some form of partnership between the public and private sectors, according to a new study from PC Magazine.

The study, published last week, revealed that municipally run ISPs often outperform telecommunications companies.

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Proposed Ohio law would ban municipal broadband services

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The pandemic highlighted the importance of having reliable access high speed internet for Ohioians, Now, a proposed law would prevent government entities from stepping in and providing permanent fixes, meaning minucipal broadband services could be no more.

Thi digital divide is a big problem nationwide.

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