MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – Governor DeWine signed a bill aimed at increasing broadband access to underserved areas Monday.

The governor signed House Bill 2 at Amanda Elementary at Monday morning. The bill allocates $20 million dollars for the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant program.

DeWine says a lack of high-speed internet impacts nearly $1 million Ohioans, particularly those living in rural areas.