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Don’t Bank On It

By Lindsay Shanahan

Fifth Third Bancorp, a Cincinnati-based bank, is cutting one hundred branch offices in response to the demand for mobile and online banking trends.



Tags:  Ohio  

FCC Program to Bring $137 Million for High-Speed Internet Enhancements to Frontier Service Areas

By Dave Davidson

This week, Connect Ohio is thrilled to have Dave Davidson from Frontier Communications in Ohio as our guest blogger. To read more on Frontier’s acceptance of Connect America Fund Phase II subsidies, please click here.



Tags:  Ohio  

USDA Grant Funds Rural Telemedicine and E-Learning

By Eric Frederick

 The USDA is making $19 million available to rural areas seeking to expand distance learning opportunities and telemedicine.

Megabytes, Gigabytes, Megabits, and Gigabits, oh my!

By Lindsay Shanahan

This week, Connect Ohio released its latest update to Ohio’s statewide broadband inventory maps. For the first time, these maps show that nearly 6.8% of Ohio households have access to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) service. But, what exactly does this mean? While megabytes, gigabytes, megabits, and gigabits are commonly used terms in the world of technology, all have different meanings and it’s helpful to understand the distinctions. 



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Recent News // Press Release: Growing Number of Ohio Households With Access to Gigabit Broadband Service

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Columbus Recognized Among Global Technology Leaders

By Lindsay Shanahan

Go big or go home certainly applied this week as representatives from the city of Columbus, Connect Ohio, Connected Nation, and Ohio State University, attended the 2015 Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Summit in Toronto, Canada. Connect Ohio compiled extensive mapping, data and research on Columbus Broadband access, adoption and use to support Columbus’ application for the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year Award.  Connect Ohio’s contribution served as a foundation for the ICF evaluation.

Recent News // Media Release: Connect Ohio, Digital Works, and Connected Nation Statements on City of Columbus (OH) Distinction as 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year

Friday, June 19, 2015

Broadband for First Responders

By Lindsay Shanahan

On Tuesday, June 16, the broadband needs of Ohio’s first responders took national center stage when Ohio Chief Information Officer, Stu Davis, testified to the Energy & Commerce Committee at the U.S. House of Representatives on progress toward a nationwide public safety broadband network.



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Recent News // The Intelligent Community of 2015: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fighting Cyber Attacks Nationally and Locally

By Connected Nation

As technology grows in importance and prevalence in business and in day-to-day activities, so do the risks involved in its use. Cyber attacks are becoming more common, more sophisticated, and more diverse, affecting entire industries and even countries collectively, all the way down to the individual user.

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