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Wednesday, July, 30, 20143.6 Million Ohioans Use E-Government Services

According to Connect Ohio’s recently published report, Making Government Accessible: e-Government Usage in Ohio, nearly 3.6 million adults (47% of adult Internet users in the state) go online to do business with government offices. More than one in three Ohio Internet users (38%) go online to search for information about government services, while 31% use the Internet to apply for government services or fill out forms at government websites.“With a large amount of government services quickly transitioning to online formats, it is encouraging to see a growing number of Ohio Internet users utilizing them,” said Stu Johnson,...

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Tuesday, July, 29, 2014Using GIS to Analyze Rural Broadband Experiment Eligible Areas

On July 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a formal application window and budget for the Rural Broadband Experiments (RBE) program, which allows broadband providers who are not the incumbent local telephone company in an area to receive Connect America Fund subsidies to build and operate fixed broadband networks.The goal of both the Connect America Fund and the Rural Broadband Experiments is to increase broadband access in unserved and underserved areas across the country. Over 1,000 Expressions of Interest were initially filed with the FCC earlier this year to gauge the interest of broadband providers and other organizations...

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