The ISP will be
offering its 4G Wimax product to residential customers and its Metro-Ethernet
product to business customers.
Currently, about 6,000
Washington County homes and businesses do not have access to high-speed
Internet, including somelocations just a few miles outside city limits where no cable, DSL or even wireless service is available. That digital divide has had negative effects on education, economic
development, and public safety.
Connect Ohio worked
closely with county officials and the Buckeye Hills Regional Development
District to create detailed propagation studies and business case analysis to
aid in the planning and now the deployment of broadband.
The service will be deployed without the use of taxpayer funds.