Hamilton, OH to expand fiber to businesses and schools (Community Broadband Networks) July 31, 2013

A part of the Cincinnati metro region, Hamilton sits in the extreme southwest corner of Ohio. The community of 63,000 will soon expand its fiber resources to spur economic development and improve education opportunities. Eric Schwartzberg from the Journal News reports that the City Council recently voted to support the city-owned electric utility’s proposal to create a broadband utility and build a data center. Hamilton is a full service community, also offering sewer, water, and gas.

Ohio can’t afford to lag behind in improving its broadband infrastructure (Letter to Cleveland) June 18, 2013

Lev Gonick’s Forum article on June 2 eloquently explains how the OneCommunity project is benefiting Northeast Ohio. While the private sector has already invested heavily in infrastructure improvements and will continue to do so, still more investment is needed for Ohio to enjoy all the economic benefits of the “gigabit revolution.”

Fiber optic legislation proposed (Herald Star Online) June 12, 2013

City Council will consider legislation next week that will allow city electricians to install fiber optic lines between the Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Education Services Agency building on Sunset Boulevard and the agency’s new home at the former Prudential insurance building at 2230 Sunset Blvd.

Broadband availability nears 100% across Buckeye state (Times Bulletin) June 8, 2013

A report issued this week shows a statewide program begun in 2008 is continuing its progress towards making broadband available in every part of Ohio.

OneCommunity to provide high speed fiber access to convention center and health innovation center (Cleveland.com) May 29, 2013

Cleveland nonprofit broadband leader, will provide high speed fiber access to the Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation.

State lawmaker wants to create data centers, fiber optic network in Ohio (Akron Legal News) May 23, 2013

A Canton lawmaker has reintroduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly that would allow Ohio Third Frontier to award grants for the establishment and operation of data centers and the development of a high-speed fiber optic network in Ohio.

Medina County joins 151-mile fiber optic network (Medina Gazette) May 21, 2013

The Medina County Commissioners voted Monday to join a countywide fiber-optic network despite a challenge from Armstrong Cable, the company that now provides the county’s Internet service.

Schuring re-introduces bill (Canton Rep) April 23, 2013

State Rep. Kirk Schuring, R-Jackson Township, has re-introduced his bill from the last legislative session that seeks to expand Ohio’s fiber optic data network.

Canton company is building reliable broadband access (Canton Rep) April 7, 2013

Several stories above the downtown offices of Agile Network Builders, the company’s wireless base-station sends out its signal from the top of a nearby building.

Airport internet access boosted (Morning Journal) April 1, 2013

The Columbiana County Airport recently allowed RAA Services to install equipment on its light tower in exchange for free high-speed Internet access at the airport.

Commission approves fiber-optic network (Piqua Daily Call) February 6, 2013

…Infrastructure highlights consisted of the design, installation and maintenance of a fiber optic network. A project that will not only usher the city into a new age of connectivity between substations and municipals sites but create a bit of envy from neighboring communities…


NE Ohio government broadband services (One Community) no date

Local governments around Northeast Ohio have benefited from OneCommunity’s broadband and fiber optic Internet services, including centralized control of network connectivity, services and support.  OneCommunity has welcomed dozens of community partners in Northeast Ohio to leverage proven technologies, expand and enhance connectivity, lower costs, improve productivity and enable innovation.  OneCommunity has also assembled a diverse consortium of technology vendors to address specific government needs and to deliver best-in-class government broadband services.

Long awaited fiber optic network in place (The Post Newspapers) December 26, 2012

The Medina County Port Authority is preparing to launch a marketing campaign to attract customers to the county’s new high-speed communications network.

Wright State part of effort to upgrade fiber optic network(Dayton Business Journal) December 10, 2012

Wright State University is expected to take part in a statewide video conference that kicks off a massive speed upgrade to the fiber optic Internet system linking Ohio’s higher education and research centers.

Connect Akron joins the legion of failed GONs (Coalition for the New Economy) November 28, 2012

…In Akron, Ohio we revisit the theme once again, this time with Connect Akron a 62-square mile government-owned network. Bob Dyer of the Akron Beacon Journal explains, “If you look really, really closely, you can find signs that Connect Akron exists, and that it might even be growing. But compared to the fanfare that accompanied its launch four years ago, the program to provide free Internet access throughout the city has been a nuclear bomb.”

After four years, Connect Akron still doesn’t connect much (Akron Beacon Journal) November 25, 2012

Talk about an impressive magic trick! How do you make $6 million vanish in front of a whole city’s eyes?

Brunswick OH uses county fiber to drive economic development (Community Broadband Networks) November 16, 2012

Last summer, Medina County Schools announced a savings of almost $90,000 a year by switching from Time Warner Cable to the new Medina County Fiber Network. Scheduled for completion in late November, the network consists of a 151-mile loop and will provide bandwidth to government facilities and businesses. The project is mostly funded by the Medina County Port Authority, which will own the loop, and receives support from a stimulus broadband grant administered by the NE Ohio nonprofit, OneCommunity.

Networks team to deliver wireless broadband across Ohio (Cambium Networks) October 30, 2012

Cambium Networks™, a leading provider of wireless broadband access network solutions, and Agile Networks, a telecommunications services company headquartered in Canton, Ohio, today announced that Cambium’s world-class suite of wireless solutions has been chosen for the statewide build-out of The Agile Network in Ohio.

OneCommunity wants ultra-high-speed broadband for new University Circle project  (Cleveland. com) October 23, 2012

Developers on the edge of University Circle hope to attract professionals, researchers and tech businesses with broadband service that is hundreds of time faster than typical.

Ohio legislation threatens rural landline phone service (Community Broadband Networks) October 5, 2012

Once again, consumers must fight to preserve their landline telephone service. This time, the Ohio General Assembly is pondering legislation that can end traditional service for up to 1 million Ohio residents.

Commissioners renew broadband lease (The Times Reporter) September 13, 2012

The Tuscarawas County commissioners renewed their contract with Omnicity, a broadband Internet company, for another three years Thursday, effective Oct. 1.

NE Ohio’s broadband network key to region’s economic growth (Cleveland.com The Sun News ) August 12, 2012

This summer, we attended a White House ceremony for the launch of two important national initiatives related to high-speed Internet…:

* The signing of an executive order to make broadband construction cheaper and more efficient.

* The announcement of the US Ignite partnership, a national network of communities (including Cleveland) and campuses with ultrafast, programmable broadband services.

OH/WV: Valley officials working on broadband access (Parkerburg News and Sentinel) August 7, 2012

Homeowners and businesses are encouraged to complete a survey and Internet speed test, which will allow the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council to develop a plan to improve broadband access throughout the eight-county region.

Carroll getting broadband boost (The Times Reporter) July 22, 2012

Carroll County is going to serve as a model for how a private/public partnership will bring broadband Internet access to all residents of Ohio’s Appalachian counties.

Major broadband network expansion to connect millions of Ohioans (Business Courier) June 7, 2012

A Canton-based company announced plans Thursday to build statewide network for wireless broadband services, bringing high-speed Internet access to 3 million Ohio address points, including 100,000 that currently have no service.

Wisconsin can learn from Ohio’s data determination (Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel) April 12, 2012

Ohio’s efforts to build a “knowledge economy” have ranged from creating more pools of venture capital to streamlining the transfer of academic research from the lab to the marketplace.

However, the Buckeye State’s most ambitious economic growth strategy involves building a high-speed electronic data network that can serve researchers, businesses and communities alike.

Fiber Hunter: How to improve Internet access by digging up forgotten fiber lines (FierceTelecom) March 7, 2011

For cash-strapped city officials looking to provide high-speed Internet access to residents, the solution may be right under their feet.

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