Westmoreland County to spend $10 million for broadband expansion

July 13, 2023

Westmoreland County leaders are expected to allocate more than $10 million in covid relief funds this year to expand broadband to residents currently unable to receive reliable high-speed internet service.

Commissioners on Thursday are expected to approve a $1.7 million contract with Verizon Pennsylvania LLC to install about 30 miles of fiber optic cable as part of four county projects in Derry, Fairfield and Ligonier townships.

Officials said that Verizon will install broadband to about 400 homes and business in four separate projects. Those projects were formulated in response to a survey conducted last year that found about 3,500 locations throughout the county were unserved by high-speed internet.


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