WASHINGTON, D.C.— A big grant is heading for SEDA-COG for broadband studies in the Valley and surrounding counties. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced Thursday a $40,000 grant was awarded to SEDA-COG for a feasibility study of broadband access in Northumberland, Union, Lycoming, and Clinton Counties.
The study will assess current public and private broadband needs and review existing infrastructure.
The ARC says with this data, three communities in each county found to likely benefit the most from increased broadband access will receive additional attention.
The grant is part of $26.5 million ARC is using expand and diversify the economy and Appalachia’s coal-impacted communities through its POWER program.