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Brown, Portman Support Expanding Broadband Access

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s U.S. senators are calling on Congress to expand broadband around the country noting the growing importance the internet has played during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are backing a piece of legislation that would build-up internet access in underserved areas like rural… Read More

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Ohio’s Broadband Bill Passes House But Still Needs Approval From The Senate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Nearly one million Ohio households lack reliable broadband service and of that, there are 300,000 that don’t have any service at all. The Ohio House has passed a bill that would help bring broadband to those area. It’s now up to Senators to pass the plan. Republican Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Westerville) says his bill… Read More

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Pandemic Highlights Importance of Broadband Access

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Much of what’s happening now in Ohio and for the foreseeable future is online, and that’s exposing some serious problems in broadband service across Ohio. With Ohio’s schools closed, teachers are putting their lessons online and millions of Ohioans are working from home. Tens of thousands are tuning into the… Read More

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Ohio Weighs Opening Highway Corridors to Broadband Projects

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 1 million Ohioans, mostly in Appalachia, lack high-speed internet service and the state’s highway corridors may hold the key to addressing the stubborn problem, a report released Wednesday concluded. A fact-finding effort by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration identified a number of causes for the lack of broadband availability to… Read More

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Southeast Ohio Receives ARC Grant to Study Broadband Expansion

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MCARTHUR, Ohio — The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a grant to study broadband internet expansion in two southeast Ohio counties. Vinton County Commissioners received $49,000 from the ARC for the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Project. Vinton and Meigs County will conduct a broadband feasibility study looking into creating the necessary infrastructure needed for a high-speed internet… Read More