Indiana County Broadband Update

The Indiana County Commissioners are accepting Requests for Proposals from all interested providers of High-Speed Internet/Broadband services. Services requested will include affordable, reliable high-speed Internet access for residential, businesses and government constituents in currently unserved or underserved areas of Indiana County. The project is being financed through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Power Initiative, the Community Development Block Grant – Cares Act (CDBG-CV), the Keystone Communities Program (KCP), and the County of
Indiana funds.

The administration of the funding and technical support is being provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PA Department of Community and Economic Development and by the County of Indiana, under the direction of the Indiana County Board of Commissioners, through the Indiana County Office of Planning & Development. It is anticipated that, multiple
contracts will be awarded. The RFP is targeting unserved and underserved areas of the County, therefore, any residential or business location that currently does not have download and upload speeds of at least 100/20 Mbps for residential and 100/100 Mbps for business services would be eligible. The Indiana County Office of Planning & Development has been tracking broadband inquiries that have been shared from calls to elected officials, petitions, and other outreach, which will help further demonstrate the areas of need to responding Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Responses to the RFP are due on September 21, 2022.