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Gov. Mike DeWine gives a coronavirus update from his home on August 20, 2020.

Ohio Opens $250M Grant Program For Broadband Expansion Projects

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state is now accepting submissions for broadband expansion projects to reach regions of Ohio that don’t have reliable access to the internet. The millions of dollars in broadband expansion money was approved in the FY22-23 state budget. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) has said connecting people to reliable internet… Read More

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Rural Broadband Funding Could Connect More Ohio Valley Communities To High-Speed Internet

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Vivian Livingood is the mayor of Gilbert, a southern West Virginia  town of under 500 people that has struggled for years without reliable internet. Livingood said that hampers Gilbert’s tourism, businesses and schools. “We get kicked off the internet here every two minutes, and that’s if we can afford the internet,” Livingood said. “And it’s… Read More

Broadband Internet Bill Advances In W.Va. House

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislation aimed at expanding high-speed wireless and broadband internet development in West Virginia has advanced in the House of Delegates. The House committee on technology and infrastructure approved the bill Wednesday and forwarded it to the House judiciary committee. The bill would allow broadband providers to install updated technologies on existing… Read More

Country Connection: Rural Residents Ask FCC To Improve Internet Access

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More than two million people across the Ohio Valley live in areas that lack any optionfor fast and reliable internet service. This week some of them had a chance to tell a member of the Federal Communications Commission what that means for their work, studies, and everyday life. The Appalachian Connectivity Summit in Marietta, Ohio, explored possible local… Read More