$85 million needed to bring broadband to everyone in Tuscarawas County
A new study financed by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA) estimates it would cost nearly $85 million to bring adequate broadband access to underserved areas of Tuscarawas County.
The study, conducted by the Reid Consulting Group, found that 30% of households in the county do not have access to FCC minimum internet speeds. The findings can arm commissioners and economic development officials with facts and figures so they’ve got something to show it they’re talking to a funding agency. Sean O’Malley of the Reid Consulting Group said the goal of the study was to identify priority areas to be served and how to obtain the funding to meet those needs.