High-Speed Internet Proposed for Rural Areas

(Columbus, OH) There's an effort underway in the state legislature to bring high-speed Internet to more rural areas. 

The bipartisan bill would offer a $50 million per year grant program to spread access to broadband Internet, estimated to expand high-speed Internet coverage to 14,000 more rural homes and businesses per year. 

An Ohio State University study shows more than one million people in the state don’t live in areas where they can get high-speed internet. 

Funding for the program could come from Ohio Third Frontier bond revenue. The bill is being sponsored in the Ohio Senate by Findlay Republican Cliff Hite and Youngstown Democrat Joe Schiavone

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