By Governor DeWine’s Office; 1812Blockhouse
On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced new broadband expansion projects that will make affordable, high-speed internet available to nearly 100,000 households in Ohio that currently don’t have access to reliable internet connectivity.
On Friday morning, the Broadband Expansion Authority authorized BroadbandOhio to award more than $232 million in grants to 11 internet service providers as part of the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program. The funding will be used to cover the “broadband funding gap” associated with 33 broadband expansion projects impacting 31 counties.
Those counties include Richland.More…
A new internet service is coming to Richland County,as T-Mobile has announced that it is expanding Home Internet to more than 130 additional cities and towns across nine states.
Those cities include Mansfield, as well as area communities of Ashland, Bucyrus, Galion, Marion, and Wooster.
In its press release, the company highlighted the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of broadband connectivity. In response to this situation, the company shared, expansion of its Home Internet pilot program and the introduction of5G Home Internet service have been expedited. More…
Just think — sometime a couple of years from now, a Shelby resident can stream their favorite movie through their own municipality’s broadband network.
As part of its effort to assess the opportunities for high speed interest service for the entire community, the City of Shelby is currently taking steps to determine what citizens think of the idea.
To that end, the City has authorized an online survey to help determine if a municipal broadband utility would work. More…