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COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Need for Adequate Internet Connectivity

Series: Coronavirus | Story 71

Last updated 4/7/2020 at 9:51am

In 2019, the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) was awarded a grant to coordinate a feasibility study in order to inventory existing broadband assets, to 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.

SAP&DC has contracted with Design Nine, Inc., from Blacksburg, Va., to assist with the eight-county broadband study. Outreach efforts began earlier this year and there have been more than 4,200 resid...

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