We're Planning for
a More Connected Future in Fayette County

The Fayette County Broadband Survey is now closed but we would like to thank you for your interest. Responses are being analyzed and will be available to the survey results and analysis will be available to the public in March. Join our mailing list to receive the latest updates.

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About the Survey

Many homes in Fayette County don’t have reliable access to high-speed broadband internet. This survey and speed test will help us identify where investments need to be made to close those gaps.

Thank you for participating in the survey. The survey is now closed to submissions.

Why Your Participation is Important

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, home internet was viewed as a luxury, but we learned quickly that high-speed broadband is an essential utility, like water or electricity. In our modern communities, high-speed internet is the means by which we attend school, work from home, apply for jobs, receive healthcare and so much more.

Fayette County leaders recognize that the need for better broadband internet is here. Through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), the County has access to funds that can help address gaps in internet service for residents and businesses.

The first step to building a more connected Fayette County is identifying areas that have unserved or underserved broadband access. To that end, the County has partnered with Michael Baker International to develop survey and marketing materials. Your participation in this survey ensures all residents have Fast. → Fiber. → Fayette.

Now, more than ever, broadband internet access is a crucial service to those who live, work and learn in Fayette County.

Winners of logoed prize items will be notified by email when and where to pick up prizes. No items will be shipped or delivered. Items not picked up by deadline will be forfeited.

No items will be shipped or delivered.

Chairman Dave Lohr's headshot

Dave Lohr

Chairman

“Reliable high-speed internet is a necessity for Fayette to continue to be competitive in the modern, tech-based economy,” said Dave Lohr, Fayette County Commissioner. “Our residents’ participation is key to unlocking access to unprecedented funding opportunities that have recently become available.”

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Vincent A. Vicites

First Vice-Chair

“This survey will help develop our strategy for increasing high-speed internet access to underserved and unserved residents in the county,” said Vincent Vicites, Fayette County Commissioner. “We’re encouraging every resident to take the survey and ensure their household’s needs are met.”

Second Vice-Chair Scott Dunn's headshot

Scott Dunn

Second Vice-Chair

“The pandemic illuminated the need for all Fayette families to have access to broadband internet,” said Scott Dunn, Fayette County Commissioner. “Upgrading our internet will ensure Fayette County can continue to be competitive in education, industry, and the digital economy.”

Find out how better internet access can help residents of Fayette County:

Understanding Internet Speed

Whether it’s streaming video, social media, or shopping online, so much of our lives require a dependable internet connection. During the survey, participants were able to test their download and upload speeds in real-time.

How is speed measured?

Megabits per second (Mbps). The Federal Communications Commission defines broadband as 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds. Pennsylvania recently set a state minimum of 100 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds.

What is an upload speed?

The rate that data or information is transferred from a user’s computer or device to the internet.

What is a download speed?

The rate that data or information can be received by a user’s computer or device from the internet.

What Can I Do with My Internet?

FAQ

We know you have questions. If you don’t find an answer in our FAQs, please send us a message using the Contact Us form at the bottom of this webpage.

Broadband, or high-speed internet, allows users to access the internet at significantly higher speeds than those with dial-up services.

Yes, the information you provide will be secure. All information provided will only be used for broadband planning purposes and never sold.

There is a chance you might have participated in a different survey, but only this survey will position Fayette County to receive funding.

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Once funding is secure, we’ll be able to identify Early Action Project areas as well as develop a schedule for the remaining areas of the County. Join our email list to receive the latest County broadband news, and be the first to know when high-speed internet is coming to your area!

Questions or concerns can be sent to feedback@connectfayettepa.com or call 724-495-4360.

No. The survey is now closed, and results are being analyzed.

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