We're Planning for
a More Connected Future in Fayette County
Fayette County is taking steps to ensure all residents and businesses can access fast, affordable, reliable internet. Expanding broadband in the county will make all our communities more resilient and sustainable. The Connect Fayette: Analyzing Broadband Infrastructure Study is a critical step in developing a roadmap for future infrastructure improvements, partnerships, and funding opportunities.
About the Analysis
Now, more than ever, broadband internet access is a crucial service to those who live, work, and learn in Fayette County.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, home internet was viewed as a luxury, but we quickly learned 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, yet many homes still don’t have reliable access. Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the County may qualify for funds that can help address gaps in internet service for residents and businesses.
The survey and speed test acted as the first steps in building a more connected Fayette County. Unserved and underserved locations have since been identified. Please refer to the official Fayette County Broadband Infrastructure Analysis to learn more about what we heard and saw from local residents.
Fast. → Fiber. → Fayette.
From Your Commissioners
“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.”
Vincent A. Vicites
“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.”
“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:
QUALITY OF LIFE
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.
What Can I Do with My Internet?
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