Broadband Internet

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
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Ohio's U.S. Senators are calling on Congress to expand broadband around the country, noting the growing importance the internet has played during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nearly 1 million Ohio households lack reliable broadband service, including 300,000 who don’t have any service at all. The Ohio House has passed a bill that would help expand broadband, and it's now up to Senators to pass the plan.

School district administrations throughout Ohio are “probably relieved” Gov. Mike DeWine made the call to keep students at K-12 schools out of the classroom for the remainder of the school year, Akron Public Schools spokesperson Mark Williamson speculated Tuesday, especially when reopening schools May 1 would have invited so many difficult questions with such short notice.

Tech Tuesday: The Value Of CGI In Film

Sep 17, 2019
 An audience of mostly millennial voters watches the first presidential debate in the Gateway Theatre in Columbus.
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Computer-generated imagery, or CGI, has transformed the film industry. 

Since its inception in the 1973 film “Westworld,” the software has been used to create mesmerizing visuals that have captivated millions of moviegoers. But as more movies incorporate CGI, has the movie magic been left behind?

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: CGI, broadband internet access, and more. 

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After years of enduring slow, spotty internet service in their neighborhood — the subject of reports accusing providers of digital redlining — residents of Fairfax will have access to high-speed, wireless broadband connections in their homes beginning this fall.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted at the Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus, where he unveiled the marketing platform for opportunity zones to share details on places and projects available for investment.
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Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said he’s tired of waiting for internet service providers to come forward with ideas on how to expand broadband and high speed internet in Ohio. So he’s offering up some state-owned options to those companies to get them on board.

Access To Broadband Internet In Rural Ohio

Apr 2, 2019
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High-speed internet has become as valued a utility in the U.S. as our sewage systems, electricity grid, and highways.

But nearly one-third of Ohioans living in rural areas still don't have access to broadband internet. A new tech initiative in Northeast Ohio hopes to help change that.

Today on All Sides, the quality and accessibility of broadband internet in rural Ohio.

Ohio State Sen. Joe Schiavoni
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Democratic leaders are calling on the state to release some of the $2.7 billion in the state’s Rainy Day Fund. One senator says that money can be used to invest in the people.

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There is something millions of Ohioans take for granted that hundreds of thousands of others merely dream about: broadband service. All of Ohio’s major cities have it and some communities even offer it free to residents.

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Main Street in downtown Alexandria stretches a little more than half a mile along State Route 37. There’s a post office on the corner, a couple churches and a library down the road, and a coffee shop right across the street.

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Some 300,000 households and more than 88,000 business in Ohio have no access to broadband internet. Republican and Democratic state lawmakers are working together to find a cheaper way to bring high-speed internet to rural parts of Ohio.