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SAP&DC Announces South-Central Broadband Study: Internet Needs Survey

Alleghenies Ahead, a six-county Regional Comprehensive Plan, identified broadband connectivity as a critical issue in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset Counties. As a result, the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) Board of Directors appointed a Regional Broadband Taskforce to identify funding resources and deployment solutions to improve connectivity for residents and businesses in the region.

In 2019, SAP&DC was awarded a grant to coordinate a feasibility study for an eight-county region adding two additional counties, Fayette and Westmoreland, in order to inventory existing broadband assets, identify gaps in service, and to develop a plan for improving broadband services throughout the region. As part of the study, SAP&DC is conducting a survey to assess current levels of broadband service and needs.

The results of this important survey will help guide SAP&DC on how best to ensure that all citizens and businesses in the region have affordable and adequate access to broadband internet.

Participation in this survey is extremely important, as it will help support future grant applications that can fund improved broadband infrastructure.

Take the survey in less than 5 minutes by going to one of the follow websites:

For Your Home: https://tinyurl.com/BroadbandHOME

For Your Business: https://tinyurl.com/BroadbandBiz

For questions or more information: broadband@sapdc.org or Stacy LoCastro at (814) 949-6510.

For more about this program, please visit http://www.sapdc.org/broadband_task_force