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What’s Your Actual Access? The New Data On Just How Connected Ohio Is
By Jessica Denson
Perception may be reality but when it comes to extending broadband infrastructure and making informed decisions to effectively connect more Ohioans—a realistic look at the current landscape is the most important first step. “Thankfully we are nearing consensus on the necessity of broadband for everyday quality of life, education, healthcare, agriculture, public safety workforce, and economic and community development,” Stu Johnson, Executive Director of Connect Ohio, said. “With this in mind, accurate data will be required in order to prioritize and precisely target...
Drive Testing Reveals Gaps in Broadband Coverage That Could Impact Public Safety
By Jessica Denson
Columbus, OH - (May 30, 2017) – Just how connected is southeast Ohio? It’s the question the Ohio Department of Transportation asked Connected Nation’s (CN) subsidiary, Connect Ohio, to answer in an effort to improve its dispatch and routing software and hardware. Chip Spann is the Director of Engineering & Technical Services (ETS) for CN and leads the drive-testing work being done for ODOT, and he’s begun sharing CN’s findings with community leaders and public safety officials. He says the updated data maps reveal serious issues that not only impact public...
Connected Nation Congratulates Iowa’s New Broadband Governor Kim Reynolds
By Jessica Denson
Des Moines, IA (May 26, 2017) – Connected Nation (CN) is excited about the future for Iowa’s families, farmers, and businesses as Kim Reynolds takes the helm as the governor of the Hawkeye State. Governor Reynolds understands that everyone belongs in a connected nation so they have access to higher quality education, more job opportunities, and better healthcare. During her years as a public servant, the one-time state senator and Lt. Governor has worked hard to improve the quality of life for Iowans by taking steps to improve broadband access, adoption, and use. “...
Senators Agree That Accurate Mapping is Essential for Broadband Expansion
By Jessica Denson
Bowling Green, Ky. (May 17, 2017) - A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has filed a bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to collect accurate and up-to-date data on wireless broadband coverage, according to press releases from Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Gary Peters. Dubbed the Rural Wireless Act of 2017, the bill would help provide access to families, businesses, schools, agricultural producers, and others in rural areas by ensuring current mobile broadband coverage data is correct. “Having an accurate assessment of which rural areas are most in need...