OneCommunity Announces Annual Meeting Honorees

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CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 28, 2014—OneCommunity, a Northeast Ohio ultra-high-speed-broadband provider, announced the honorees at its upcoming Annual Meeting, September 10 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at  Victory Center, 7012 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.  At that time, Special Council to the Chairman of the FCC for External Affairs, Gigi Sohn, will receive the OneCommunity’s Broadband Hero Award and deliver the keynote address.

Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown, OneCommunity Board Member and former Director of Corporate Research for BP America will receive OneCommunity’s Lifetime Ambassador’s Award for her personal contribution to the progress the OneCommunity has made over the past decade.

The OneCommunity Broadband Civic Innovation Award will be presented to The City of Cleveland in recognition of it being a prime example of a city or organization demonstrating the creative and transformational power of broadband

The Collection Auto Group will receive the One Community Broadband Enterprise Innovation Award for its visionary use of the broadband experience to engage and enhance its communication with its customers, employees and partners.

Ohio Telecom, a prime example of how OneCommunity’s 2,500 mile network may be used by other carriers to provide services to healthcare, government and commercial end-users; will be honored with the OneCommunity Broadband Partnership Award.  The award is presented to a leader that understands and enhances the use of broadband within Northeast Ohio.

About the Annual Meeting

OneCommunity’s Annual Meeting is an opportunity to share our organization’s progress. The event includes network updates, community projects, awards honoring our partners and heroes, and networking with our community. This year’s Annual Meeting will be held September 10, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the newly remodeled Victory Center building at 7012 Euclid Ave. in the heart of MidTown. Registration info available at:

About OneCommunity

OneCommunity is not-for-profit that owns and operates an ultra-high-speed fiber-optic broadband network covering almost 2,000 miles around Northeast Ohio.  It improves the capabilities of more than 2,300 connected institutions such as hospitals, schools, libraries and government offices.  It is also uniquely shared with other wired and wireless communications providers to improve their capabilities to serve the region.  The network is a platform for innovation and collaboration, enabling a variety of beneficial programs and applications in health care, education, government and public safety.

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