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6 Ways Access to Broadband Will Make Our Lives Easier

May 20, 2016

Over the last six months, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s collaborative process has brought together stakeholders and industry leader to learn more about the process of transitioning to an all-IP network. As our state makes the change from outdated, copper wire technology to newer, high-speed Internet networks, the way we make and receive phone calls won’t change on the surface. But the advent of advanced networks across the state will bring with them new opportunities for Ohioans. ...Read more

ICYMI: Rural broadband is a job creator…to the tune of 70,000 jobs

May 2, 2016

Last week, Hanns Kuttner of the Hudson Institute released new research suggesting that the job creating powers of expanded rural broadband access extend far beyond just the jobs created by construction of a network. Kuttner estimates that the rural broadband industry supported 70,000 jobs in 2015—both for companies that provide broadband service and companies whose livelihoods are based on access to it. In Ohio, all anecdotal evidence suggests that this trend holds true in our state. From o ...Read more

Smart Gun Technology

Feb 8, 2016

You may have heard about a new push for safety measures on guns coming from President Obama's administration, but what is a "smart gun"? The idea has been around for a while, but as technology has advanced significantly in the past few years, the call for more extensive research has grown. Politics aside, we wanted to go over some of the basics. At the simplest level, the goal of the electronic personalized safety technology put into the gun would not allow any unauthorized users to fire the ...Read more

Big Technology Trends to Look Out for in 2016

Feb 1, 2016

Drones – Despite a shaky 2015 after mandatory registration was implemented, more and more big players are entering the ring with projects or large-scale releases. Ford instituted a challenge to app developers to create a way to launch a drone from a moving Ford F-150 truck, have it assess an emergency situation ...Read more

Ohio’s Telecommunications Transition

Jan 26, 2016

Technology is rapidly evolving and we're always in a state of catch-up. Now Ohio is taking on a major effort to do just that by establishing a collaborative process for the telecommunications industry to transition and advance ...Read more

December Update

Dec 22, 2015

7 Tech Gifts to Give or Get for the Holidays Are you running around looking for the perfect holiday gifts to snag for your tech-obsessed friends and family? Look no further! We have you covered. •Amazon Echo – Play music, get traffic updates, turn off the lights and much more just by using your voice. • ...Read more

Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow Appoints New Executive Director

Sep 15, 2015

COLUMBUS, July 20, 2015 – Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow (TOT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Conrad as the new Executive D ...Read more

TOT thanks Legislators and Governor Kasich for H.B.64 passage

Jul 10, 2015

The Ohio Legislature made an important, if not high-profile decision last month. Luckily for those who value our innovation economy, our legislators made the right decision by passing H.B. 64, which included provisions t ...Read more

TOT needs your help: Tell the Ohio Legislature to support H.B. 64

Jun 16, 2015

If you read the Columbus Dispatch, you might have noticed an article by Tim Feran today, entitled, “Ohio budget would let phone companies end landlines.” Many pieces of this article, right down to the title, were misleading and downright wrong. TOT, a coalition of startup companies, consumers, chambers of commerce and other entities with an interest in Ohio’s future as a technology hub, has supported H.B. 64 during this legislative session with one ...Read more

Pro-Broadband and High-Speed Internet Language Closer to Becoming Law

Jun 3, 2015

As you may know, Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow (TOT) has long advocated for pro-technology legislation at the Ohio Statehouse and beyond. With the Governor’s introduction of H.B. 64, crucial language has been included to ensure that telecom companies can freely invest in Broadband and High-Speed Internet infrastructure across our state. Since its introduction, this legislation has passed the House Floor and is now being deliberated in the Ohio Senate. During deliberations in the Ohio Hous ...Read more