This week, the Ohio Senate passed a slimmed-down broadband expansion bill to expand internet access to unserved areas of Ohio. House Bill 2, which includes an emergency clause, creates a Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program to fund last-mile infrastructure. It has been a priority for both chambers and the DeWine administration throughout the pandemic.
The bill is now set for a House concurrence vote as early as next week. 4/29/2021