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In the News: Jack Kleinhenz on Broadening our Potential

May 6, 2015

Northeast Ohio's economy has gone through a renaissance, but we must continue our hard work to keep our region booming. In this effort, there is no “silver bullet” to continuing the growth we desire. Instead, as we all work toward economic prosperity, we must encourage our elected officials to adopt an array of pro-growth policies. For example, removing barriers that do not prioritize innovation is a critical priority to maintain and build upon a robust business climate. ...Read more

News Release: TOT study finds bright spots, problems with Ohio’s digital economy

May 4, 2015

Update of 2014 study by Jack Kleinhenz reviews Ohio’s rankings. Columbus, Ohio – Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow (TOT), a Columbus-based coalition of technology and startup companies released their updated assessment of the strength of Ohio’s digital economy today. In an update of their 2014 study conducted by Cleveland economist Jack Kleinhenz, TOT found that Ohio’s rankings and competencies in some key economic indices fell over time, indicating that Ohio’s digital economy wea ...Read more

2015 State Policy Priorities

Feb 11, 2015

Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow (TOT) is dedicated to public education and advocacy supporting technology policies that will promote growth and innovation, improve the lives of Ohioans, and move our state toward a better and more prosperous future. In 2015, TOT will focus on the following areas that will benefit from technology-friendly policies and advancements: agriculture, economic development, education, healthcare, broadband and high-speed internet. Read below to learn more about our ...Read more

Survey: Older Ohioans and Telecommunications

Dec 5, 2014

On behalf of Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow, Opinion Savvy conducted a phone survey of registered voters and home telephone customers aged 50 and over. The purpose was to discover this group’s attitudes toward evolving communications technologies and broadband expansion support, as well as to determine which types of telecommunications services these consumers use and prefer. Read more to find out what those surveyed had to say about the evolving world of communications technology [emb ...Read more

Increased Broadband and High-Speed Internet Access Leads to Opportunity For Ohio’s Seniors

Dec 4, 2014

A recent survey of Ohio home telephone customers over 50 revealed that this demographic recognizes the importance of a fast connection: Nearly 53 percent access the Internet via a high-speed connection. Home telephone customers in this age group aren’t usually cord cutters, but they are savvy service switchers. An impressive 48 percent of respondents reported switching their home phone service within the past 1–5 years, and over a third have opted for advanced VOIP phone service over tr ...Read more

TOT in the News: Jack Kleinhenz Op-Ed in Crain’s Cleveland Business

Nov 14, 2014

This piece ran in Crain's Cleveland Business on November 9, 2014: "Current facts and trends offer indications about what can be expected when it comes to the economy, jobs and opportunities, and private sector investment. This much has become clear: Broadband investment is key to Ohio's economy, both now and in the future. Further investment ...Read more

Increased Broadband and High-Speed Internet Access Leads to Opportunity For Healthcare Patients

Nov 6, 2014

Ohio needs to keep pace with consumer demands by working with industry and other stakeholders to make sure state regulations set the proper incentive for the private-sector investment needed to bring broadband and high-speed Internet networks to all Ohioans. The result will be increased access and quality of high-speed Internet and broadband; a more reliable service at an affordable price; and happier, healthier Ohioans.   [embed width="670" height="900"]http://tech4ohio.org/wp-con ...Read more

Increased Broadband and High-Speed Internet Access Leads to Opportunity for Ohio’s Students and Schools

Oct 20, 2014

In the coming years, access to modern technology and broadband connectivity will only become more important in education. Slow Internet speeds and obsolete technologies can’t help our students develop essential digital literacy skills. Ohio needs to keep pace with consumer demands by working with industry and other stakeholders to make sure state regulations set the proper incentive for the private-sector investment needed to bring broadband and high-speed Internet networks to all Ohioans. ...Read more

Increased Broadband and High-Speed Internet Access Leads to Opportunity for Job Creation and Economic Development

Sep 25, 2014

What can we do to further foster innovation and create jobs in Ohio? Ohio needs to keep pace with consumer demands by working with industry and other stakeholders to make sure state regulations set the proper incentive for the private-sector investment needed to bring broadband and high-speed Internet networks to all Ohioans. The result will be increased access and quality of high-speed Internet and broadband; a more reliable service at an affordable price; and more Ohioans employed. ...Read more

Increased High-Speed Internet and Broadband Access Leads to Opportunity for Farmers and the Agriculture Industry

Sep 19, 2014

Ohio needs to keep pace with consumer demands by working with the telecommunications industry and other stakeholders to make sure state regulations set the proper incentive for the private-sector investment needed to bring these high-speed Internet networks to all Ohioans. The result will be even greater investment and expansion of high-speed Internet access demanded by consumers – ultimately giving farmers access to new technology that allows them to feed the world and create Ohio jobs more e ...Read more