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Oh the Places You’ll Go: Wi-Fi in a Traveler’s World

By COH Staff

Everyone needs a vacation from time to time, and summer is the perfect season for some R&R. However, for many, this reprieve from the daily grind does not include disconnecting. More and more, Wi-Fi connectivity is influencing the locations we choose to visit, the hotels we book, the flights we take, and even the luggage we carry.



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UPDATED: AT&T to Offer Discounted Internet Service for Low-Income Consumers, Pending DIRECTV Merger

By Lindsay Shanahan

See 7/22/15 Update below!

Recent News // Article: City of Hudson invests in faster Internet connections to spur economic development

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Recent News // Article: City of Hudson invests in faster Internet connections to spur economic development

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Millennials Embrace Online Payment Options

By COH Staff

In a recent blog from Connect Ohio, we discussed Fifth Third Bankcorp’s announcement that, in order to save money and maximize profits, they had decided to close branches and promote online options as the future of the company.

Cleveland Among 28 Communities Selected for New White House Initiative, ConnectHome

By Lindsay Shanahan

Building off of the ConnectED initiative, President Obama announced today “ConnectHome,” a new public-private initiative with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), EveryoneOn, and US Ignite to expand high-speed broadband to low-income households.

AT&T to Offer Discounted Internet Service for Low-Income Consumers, Pending DIRECTV Merger

By Lindsay Shanahan

On July 2, AT&T offered to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create a new “affordable, lower-priced, standalone broadband service to low-income consumers in AT&T’s footprint” if the company’s proposed merger with DIRECTV is approved by the FCC. 



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Millennials Transform the Social Connection

By COH Staff

The digital-native, Millennial generation is changing the game when it comes to Internet access, adoption, and use. A Millennial or Generation Yer, is defined as anyone born between 1981 and 2000 – the first generation to truly grow up with modern technology. Not only did the Millennial generation grow up with the Internet, schools received more access to Internet during this time and incorporated training on how to use digital tools starting as young as kindergarten.



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Libraries Expanding Services in the Twenty-First Century Digital Economy

By Lindsay Shanahan

Libraries serve as a hub of knowledge across a wide range of topics, helping community residents find the information they need for class projects, research, job training, and more. Libraries are rising to meet the growing demand for broadband Internet availability and providing more services to make information more accessible to more people. For residents of a community that don’t have Internet access at home –such as low-income households or rural areas where broadband is unavailable – libraries are the number one resource for all things technology.



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The Future of Broadband Data and Connectivity

By Lindsay Shanahan

Connect Ohio’s mission is committed to improving broadband access, adoption, and use today, but also forecasting growing need in the future. Connect Ohio’s forecasting becomes event more relevant with recent research related to Internet Protocol (IP). IP is the method by which data is sent from one computer to another via the Internet.



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