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BroadbandOhio Accelerator Program

The path to economic vibrancy requires universal access to basic necessities such as water, sewer, electricity, and as we learned during COVID, broadband. Recognizing that universal broadband access is not a luxury but a necessity, OSU Extension, in partnership with BroadbandOhio, created an educational program consisting of 11 weekly two-hour classes targeted at county leaders (leaders who will drive change such as government leaders, business leaders, community leaders). The third BroadbandOhio Accelerator Program launched this month with five counties/urban areas participating: Summit County, City of Canton (Stark County), Hancock County, Guernsey County, and Cuyahoga County.

Topics focus on the fundamentals of broadband access, key terms, evaluating the current landscape on a local level and developing a strategic plan that will drive broadband access to areas currently lacking adequate service. To learn more about the BroadbandOhio Accelerator Program, contact Kyle White.