Broadband Expansion is a Top Senate Priority

Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) this week presented testimony in support of his Senate Bill 8, which would utilize a competitive grant pool to fund the last mile of broadband infrastructure in rural regions of the state. The OMA supports the creation of the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program, which SB 8 would establish via a public-private partnership. Grants would be available to private internet service providers to expand service to Ohioans living in traditionally underserved areas. 1/28/2021