The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority is giving local governments an opportunity to provide input on applications for broadband projects in their community.
Maps with the general outline of grant submissions are available at the link below. To look at application details, left-click in the project outline. If there are multiple proposed projects for an area, viewers can toggle between proposals in the project information box.
Townships may only provide input on proposed projects within their borders. To participate, appoint one point of contact for your township and notify the Authority of this individual’s contact information for access to the local government input process. Email Kalie Snyder, PBDA Outreach Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Local Government POC” in the subject line and note the individual’s name (who can be a township official or consultant), their contact information, including email, and the name of the township and county. The township contact will be given the opportunity to provide input through a secure, password-protected link.
Participation is optional. To avoid duplication of services, townships may provide an objective challenge to a proposed project if high-speed broadband service is available now or an approved project is or will be underway. It is recommended that townships that choose to participate in this process provide either input or a challenge. Townships have until October 6 to provide feedback. To learn more about the Local Government Feedback process, click here. To learn more about the Challenge Process, click here.