Lack of Internet Access Hurts Mahoning County Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than one in three -- 37% -- of households in Mahoning County lack a fixed broadband connection – a statistic for concern, but not the one that most alarmed participants in a roundtable Monday. That distinction went to the 61% of households with children of high school age or younger without access because they deem it too expensive, according to the study by Connected Nation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for increased access to the internet. Earlier t

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