Wyandot Co. to Receive Detailed Tech Assessment and Broadband Plan

Wyandot County Businesses & Residents, take part in this effort by completing the applicable survey(s) here: http://www.connectmycommunity.org/wyandot-county/

After a 2016 application was submitted by the Wyandot County Office of Economic Development, Wyandot County was selected as one of five Ohio communities to participate in the Connected℠ Community Engagement Program. Each will receive a comprehensive technology assessment and innovative project plan to enhance the technology standing in today’s digital economy. The awards are part of Connect Ohio’s funding from the state of Ohio to continue advancing broadband access, adoption, and use for all Ohioans.

Connect Ohio is a program of Connected Nation, the national leader in community technology planning and data analysis. Connected Nation has compiled strategic technology plans for communities in the U.S. for more than 10 years. This work evolved into what is known as the Connected program, the country’s preeminent community technology assessment and planning tool. Connected has led more than 300 communities across 7 states in the development of their own technology plans for enhanced success.

The five Ohio communities selected include: City of Dayton, Fairfield County, Meigs-Vinton Progress (Meigs and Vinton Counties), Wyandot County, and Western Reserve Port Authority and Oak Hill Collaborative (Youngstown). These communities are currently establishing a local team to champion their individual Connected projects, with leadership from staff of the Connected program. Surveys will be rolled out in each community within the next few weeks to begin gathering technology data. All residents, business owners, institutions, and parents in these communities are asked to provide input on their local survey. Projects will be completed by June 2017 and will include a one-of-a-kind assessment and Technology Action Plan with strategic insight and actionable project plan for addressing the most pressing technology challenges facing each of the five communities today.

Source: Connected Nation. (January 5, 2017). Five Ohio Communities to Receive Detailed Tech Assessment and Broadband Plan.

Gregory Moon

Greg is the Executive Director of the Wyandot County Office of Economic Development and also serves as the Executive Director of the Wyandot County Regional Planning Commission.

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