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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BroadbandOhio Seeks Public Input on New Federal Maps


The State of Ohio is working to make sure every Ohioan has access to high-speed internet. We need your help!

We want to improve newly released federal maps showing internet availability and speed in Ohio. From now through Jan. 13, 2023, you can help provide crucial feedback to the federal government that will ensure Ohio receives as much support as possible to expand high-speed internet.

You can help spread the word to all in your community and throughout the state in multiple ways:

  1. Check the reported availability of internet at your home address by going to If the provider information should be updated, submit a challenge to dispute the information presented. If you need a step-by-step guide, you can find an informational video at this link. Please complete this assessment by Jan. 13, 2023.
  2. Share this message with your friends and family! If they do not have high-speed internet available at their homes, help them complete Step 1.
  3. Share the attached poster on your social media accounts.
  4. Share this opportunity the next time you attend a community event (for example, your place of worship, community meetings, town halls).

Note:  If you, or anyone you know, needs help reviewing the Ohio information in the federal map or submitting a challenge against the reporting, you can follow this step-by-step guide at link. You may also reach out to your local library branch.

Note:  Within 60 days of submitting a challenge, an Internet Provider may reach out to you by phone or email to gather additional information about your internet situation.

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