Dear OSU Extension friends,
The Federal Communications Commission recently released new broadband maps that will be used to determine the amount of funding Ohio will receive to expand broadband access throughout the state via BEAD (the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program).
To improve the maps and ensure Ohio receives as much support as possible, we need your help!
By Jan. 13, 2023, we need as many Ohioans as possible to check the federal maps, and if there is an inconsistency about their local internet availability, submit supporting information online.
1) Share this email with all listservs that reach your community, as well as your broader network in Ohio.
2) Share the attached poster on social media, in your office building, and in commonly used spaces in your community.
3) Talk to as many people as you can. The more people who share their local status, the better!
If there are any questions about this effort, please contact David Civittolo, Ohio State University Extension interim assistant director for community development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping us bring high-speed internet to all Ohioans.
Directions for the Survey (As seen in the graphic)
It’s easy, follow these steps:
- Search for your address at: BroadbandMap.fcc.gov
- Click on the “Settings Symbol” and make sure ‘All Wired and Licensed Fixed Wireless’ is selected under Technology (See picture)
- Is the location status correct? If not, click ‘Availability Change’
- Can the listed service providers deliver at the internet speeds displayed? If not, click ‘Availability Change’
If you have any questions, visit our website at broadband.ohio.gov or email us at email@example.com