Zito Media Communications II, LLC

Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania Fiber Ring Project

The Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania Fiber Ring Project intends to create a 382-mile fiber ring with 10 gigabits of capacity through the counties of Geauga, Ashtabula, and Trumbull in Northeastern Ohio, and the counties of Erie, Crawford, and Mercer counties in Northwestern Pennsylvania. These areas generally have high unemployment and low income and are generally underserved in terms of broadband due to low population density. The project plans to deploy 342 miles of new fiber and 40 miles of leased fiber to directly connect an estimated 60 community anchor institutions at speeds from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps, including hospitals, schools, public safety agencies, colleges, and libraries.

Total Award: 
$6,136,904
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Lincoln Heights instructor Mario Martinez provides assistance to a young student City of Los Angeles, California

A BTOP Grant helped the City of Los Angeles tackle the digital divide in its most at-risk...

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