Coshocton broadband project launches with Millcreek tower
In Coshocton County, more than half the population found themselves without adequate internet access for a myriad of Zoom meetings and online coursework. Especially if multiple people were on the same home signal at once.
Coshocton County Commissioners said they could put nearly $7.2 million in pledged American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding into a variety of projects. However, they understood the biggest impact they could make for county residents was expanding rural broadband access. Commissioners in May 2021 committed $5 million to give internet access to approximately 20,000 citizens, with businesses also benefitting. A second phase of $1 million should connect about 5,000 more.