his morning, Governor DeWine was joined by Lt. Governor Husted, Representative Rick Carfagna, Ohio Development Services Agency Director Lydia Mihalik, and Ohio Department of Education Superintendent Paolo DeMaria at Amanda Elementary in Middletown, Ohio, to sign House Bill 2.
House Bill 2, sponsored by Representative Rick Carfagna and Representative Brian Stewart, creates the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program under the Ohio Development Services Agency to support the financing of broadband expansion projects in communities across the state.
“I know first hand the frustration of not having
reliable broadband service at home. I live less than
25 miles from the Ohio Statehouse. But often, I
have to drive to the end of my driveway or farther
just to get a decent wireless data connection. HB2
is a great first step to bringing a much-needed
service to rural homes and businesses, said Gary Scherer Pickaway County Commissoner.