COLUMBUS— State Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) issued a statement today applauding the House concurrence of House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that would create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state. The bill funds $20 million in grants for this year.
“I have been a longtime proponent of securing broadband access for all Ohioans. I’m a proud cosponsor of this bill because now more than ever, access to broadband service is a vital part of Ohio’s promise to create better lives and brighter futures for its citizens,” said Rep. O’Brien.
After clearing the House, HB 2 now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.