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Pennsylvania is gearing up to take full advantage of federal broadband funds, at the state level, and at the regional level.

Cooperatives that originally brought electricity to rural Ohio are now looking for ways to provide high speed internet as well.

Farm organizations and rural leaders are continuing to emphasize what the pandemic has made clear: rural areas need broadband. In addition to public dollars dedicated to the problem, private sector companies and nonprofits are continuing to work on solutions.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice unveiled a plan to bring broadband to 200,000 more homes and businesses.

Last year, Megan Kvamme launched a company, Ohio Transparent Telecom, or OhioTT, to improve access in rural areas, using fixed wireless connections.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Sept. 3 that the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant program would begin accepting applications online Sept. 6.

The U.S. legislature is considering historic investments in broadband expansion. Broadband advocates say that funding needs to come with accountability and transparency, and to be targeted to the areas that need it the most.

The Ohio legislature agreed on the state’s next biennial budget late June 28. The final version of the budget includes funding for broadband expansion and for the H2Ohio water quality initiative for the next two years, among other things.

Changes the Ohio Senate made to its version of the state’s next budget bill could set back the state’s work on broadband expansion, and threaten existing municipal networks.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted recently announced a telehealth project that will serve nearly 20,000 students in 15 school districts, across six rural counties.