Pandemic Shows Need for Internet Capacity
Taking Survey Will Help Local Internet Access Improvement Efforts
April 9, 2020
In 2019, the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) was awarded a grant to inventory existing broadband assets in the region, identify gaps in internet service, and develop a plan for improving broadband services.
As part of the eight-county study, SAP&DC is conducting a survey to assess current levels of broadband service and needs. More than 4,200 residential surveys and 280 business surveys have been completed.
Adequate internet connectivity is critical to so many aspects of daily life and now, with the pandemic emphasizing the need for reliable broadband infra...