Ohio Opens $250M Grant Program For Broadband Expansion Projects
The state is now accepting submissions for broadband expansion projects to reach regions of Ohio that don't have reliable access to the internet. The grant program has a pot of $250 million that's available to connect underserved areas. The millions of dollars in broadband expansion money was approved in the state budget.
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says connecting people to reliable internet can improve access to jobs and education.
"It will give us the flexibility to solve problems in rural Ohio, in urban Ohio, and to invest in new innovations that can solve problems in ways that we never imagined just a few years ago."
The DeWine administration says broadband is just part of its targeted areas of investment, along with putting money towards infrastructure and mental health projects.