The mission of Innovate Dayton is to “Open the Door of Opportunity” for our students and the community of Dayton. We are working in partnership with Online NW, a local internet provider, to bring a gigabit fiber network to Dayton.
This network will provide Dayton homes and businesses with the fastest internet speeds available, turning Dayton into one of only three cities in the entire state that can be called a gigabit city. This puts Dayton in the fast-lane for taking advantage of new economic opportunities to build and grow companies that are a part of a global economy.
Chief Executive Officer
“OnlineNW is thrilled to be building our first gigabit fiber network right here in Dayton, I see all sorts of possibilities to use our services to benefit the community and to help kids learn. We want to help spur innovative ideas and work with local students!”
“The potential of our kids here in Dayton is astonishing. We want to inspire a community of learning that empowers all students to be the makers, creators and problem solvers of our future.””
Mother of two
“As a civic minded parent with a career in Information Technology, I love the idea of our kids working on projects with community members and other students. This gives them hands-on learning opportunities while working to make Dayton a better place for all of us to grow, learn and live.”
Dayton High School student
“I love the opportunities that I am getting through the work of Innovate Dayton. I am gaining 21st Century skills that will serve me now and in the future. It is so exciting to know that, as our legacy, we are creating Dayton’s future.”
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Our Partnership with OnlineNW
Innovate Dayton is partnering with OnlineNW to offer incredible opportunities to learn and solve problems! OnlineNW is in the process of installing high-bandwidth fiber optic cable throughout Dayton, making Dayton only the third gigabit city in the entire state. A percentage from each subscriber’s bill for this service will be sent back to our school to support our after-school Innovation Academy and i3 Center.
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL JOB MARKET IS TECH-RELATED?
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF DAYTON GRADUATES CURRENTLY MOVE ON TO TECH CAREERS?
AVERAGE VALUE ADDED TO A HOME BY HAVING FIBER INTERNET (THAT IS AN ADDITIONAL $5347!)
INCREASE OF INTERNET-CAPABLE TV DEVICES GETTING ONLINE SINCE 2013
Learn more about OnlineNW's fiber Internet packages
OnlineNW’s per month pricing is all inclusive. This service has no term contract requirements, data caps, or termination fees. Additionally, there are no additional charges for equipment rental, fees, taxes or other ancillary charges.