Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, home internet was viewed as a luxury, but we quickly learned high-speed broadband is an essential utility, like water or electricity. In our modern communities, high-speed internet is the means by which we attend school, work from home, apply for jobs, receive healthcare and so much more.
Fayette County leaders recognize the need for better broadband internet. Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the county has access to funds that can help address gaps in internet service for residents and businesses.
The first step to building a more connected Fayette County is identifying areas that have unserved or underserved broadband access. To that end, the County has partnered with Michael Baker International to develop survey and marketing materials.
Contact Economic Development Coordinator Mark Rafail at 724-430-1200, ext. 1501 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.