Broadband Lake-to-River Backbone Fiber Expansion

Broadband Study and Proposal

The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments conducted a Regional Broadband Feasibility Study to evaluate Broadband Internet Service throughout Ashtabula, Trumbull, and Mahoning Counties.

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Broadband Study Kickoff Livestream - Tuesday, June 29th at 1:30pm

State Route 11 Engineering Analysis

Eastgate is advancing the Regional Broadband Feasibility Study recommendation to deliver robust communications infrastructure to the region. The end goal is to bring reliable, high-speed broadband internet access to residents, businesses, and key project stakeholders in the region and eliminate the current digital divide.

This implementation plan builds upon the feasibility study and facilitates a plan for the build-out of an open-access middle-mile fiber optic cable backbone within Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties. This middle-mile network will be constructed along State Route 11 (SR-11) utilizing the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) right-of-way (ROW) from the approximate limits of Lake Erie (Ashtabula County) to the Ohio River (Columbiana County).

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Broadband Accessibilty Maps





Broadband News

This analysis provides Eastgate with the tools and resources to better understand and identify where the gaps in broadband coverage still exist in our

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Broadband Coordinator Steve Kristan discusses phone upgrades and security on morning news.

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Broadband Coordinator Steve Kristan talking with Sarah Russell from the Oak Hill Collaborative about the federal program during Digital Inclusion week.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik today announced that seven teams from nine counties will participate in the second cohort of the BroadbandOhio Community Accelerator program.

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Steve Kristan Speaks With Mahoning Matters about BroadbandOhio listening sessions.

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The Western Reserve Port Authority is seeking proposals from qualified firms to conduct a study to analyze the proposed completion of a fiber optic loop that will provide high-speed broadband service.

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Steve Kristan guested on WFMJ to discuss the security risks of TikTok

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Help Us Bring High-Speed Internet to all Ohioans!

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Representing Eastgate and Oak Hill Collaborative, Steve Kristan discusses internet safety on WFMJ.

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The competitive program helps rural communities use advanced telecommunications technology to connect to each other - and the world - overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.

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