Centre County, Pennsylvania, is looking to build on the success of its previous broadband P3s with a new project set to be launched this year.
“Our rural broadband public-private partnership in Penns Valley now serves hundreds of families in businesses. We hope this new rural broadband project in the Snow Shoe and Mountain Top area builds on prior successes,” Commissioner Mark Higgins said.
“The Centre County commissioners are pleased with the SEDA-COG partnership which expands rural broadband services in Centre County.”
The SEDA-COG, a cross governmental council group responsible for upgrading the county’s infrastructure, is preparing to launch a new request for proposals (RFP) for the Snow Shoe and Mountain Top project this year, with a winning bidder selected in 2021.
“This public-private partnership model that we’re using in more and more of our member counties is a tremendous breakthrough to reach those who need high-speed internet service the most,” said Mike Fisher, SEDA-COG assistant executive director.