Open middle mile fiber lets competing providers lease capacity on an equal footing to bridge the gap between their central offices and local communities. Middle mile is needed not only to reach homes and businesses but also to support 5G mobile coverage
within the county there are
0-10 Mbps: 63.7%
10-25 Mbps: 19.7%
*no data for 1.5% of area
0-10 Mbps: 25.4%
10-25 Mbps: 17.4%
*no data for 21.3% of households
Coverage ratings are derived from Ookla Speedtest Intelligence® data for the months of February 2020 through May 2021
During the RDOF auction, Ohio wound up with one of the lowest subsidy rates in the country (20%). Of the many providers who won subsidies, Charter Communications has confirmed their intention to build new networks, and they have the financial resources and technical expertise to do so. Other providers have fewer financial resources, widely scattered territories, and a lack of experience with fiber. The federal government is treating these awards as tentative until after a more thorough financial review, so some of this territory may go unserved yet again.
The current extent of the county with less 25/3 Mbps.
This is the base map beneath the RDOF auction winners in the map to the left.