Bringing the Future to Dayton
The mission of Innovate Dayton is to “Open the Door of Opportunity” for our students and the community of Dayton. While partnering with Online NW, a local internet provider, we brought a world-class gigabit fiber network to Dayton.
This network provides Dayton homes, businesses, and school district, 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. Dayton is in the fast-lane for taking advantage of new economic opportunities to build and grow companies that are a part of a global economy.
“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!”Kathy Tate
“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.”Jami Fluke
“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.”Carrie Ray
“Seeing the Innovation program develop over my four years in high school has been incredible. Not only has the program introduced me to new skills, people, and hobbies, but I have seen my student peers — who were once uninterested in school — make the i3 Center their home.”Cate-Lynn Jacks
This year, I participated in a class taught by Mrs. Thomas, called Language Arts/Health. By combining these two subject areas, I’ve been able to open up and put learning in a different perspective. In Language Arts/Health class, my student peers and I learned about...read more
Two years ago, Dayton High School 2019 graduate Emma Monteith began to look after Dayton’s community garden. It all started when high school Health teacher Abby deSmet created the garden roughly five years ago. Then, after having witnessed Emma’s connection to it, she...read more
As a student attending Dayton High School, I never imagined becoming an educator would teach me so much about myself. During my experience as a special learning mentor, I learned much more than I could have ever taught. I have been a peer assistant for the...read more
During my senior year, I have been writing and publishing weekly stories to the Innovate Dayton blog. But at the start of my second semester, I took on a new role as a leader for Dayton’s Blog Squad club where I am the team’s writing mentor and editor. The...read more
Over the years, I never gave much thought about charity events like canned food drives. I would donate a few cans every now and then, but it wasn’t until I was personally involved in Dayton’s annual canned food drive last year, that I discovered my...read more
In the beginning, Innovate Dayton was only a dream. An aspiration to celebrate the power of student initiative and to unleash their creative genius. This vision sought to more deeply connect the community and the school district, to re-imagine education...read more
Our Partnership with OnlineNW
Innovate Dayton is partnered with OnlineNW to offer incredible opportunities to learn and solve problems! After OnlineNW installed a high-bandwidth fiber optic cable throughout Dayton, we became only the third gigabit city in the entire state. Since then, we’ve completely re-imagined Innovation at the school district. A percentage from each subscriber’s bill for this service will be sent back to our school to support our Summer Innovations 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.