Provide Your Input on Broadband Accessibility & Adoption!
The internet continues to link itself to nearly every aspect of our daily lives: business, news, entertainment, communication, shopping, and education, just to name a few.*
Access to reliable internet has become a necessity for individuals and business!
Many still lack access to fast, reliable broadband services! The un-served populations live in less populated rural regions of the state like areas in the Buckeye Hills region. In fact, only 61% of the population living in rural areas has access to fixed broadband services, compared to 96% in urban areas, putting many rural areas at risk for lacking what is increasingly a necessity.* Research shows that bridging the divide and extending access to under-served areas will likely require a focused state effort.
Toward a greater advocacy effort on behalf of areas in the region still behind in access to high speed technology (FCC minimum broadband speeds of 25Mbps download/3Mbps upload), Buckeye Hills Regional Council has been asked to gather input from the region on Internet and Broadband access, use and limitations.
* Connecting the Dots of Ohio’s Broadband Policy – Apr. 2017
Buckeye Hills Regional Council helps local communities work cooperatively to improve the region.
A voluntary organization of local governments, Buckeye Hills serves eight counties Athens,
Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry and Washington.