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Broadband Committee - Information

Agendas and Minutes are below

Post Date:11/01/2021

 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY BROADBAND PLANNING STUDY

The Jefferson County Commission is conducting a broadband feasibility study.  Broadband is high speed Internet that achieves a minimum of 25 Mbps download speed and 3 Mbps upload speed.

This project will result in a broadband development plan to support future infrastructure/implementation project(s) with clear strategy and preliminary funding application(s).

This project is funded through a CDBG grant, under regulations for Planning and Capacity building, 24CFR570.205. The selected firm will be required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Executive Order 11246, section 109 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Conflict of Interest Statement and Access to records provisions and all other requirements as related to HUD- funded projects

EHO

Community Development Block Grant  - Grant Agreement

Broadband Study Presentation

Jefferson County Broadband Development Options - Final Report

 

AGENDAS

August 13, 2019

October 22, 2019

November 6, 2019

December 19, 2019

January 15, 2020

January 29, 2020

February 5, 2020

July 10, 2020

July 22, 2020

October 14, 2020

November 6, 2020

December 2, 2020

March 31, 2021

April 28, 2021

May 26, 2021

June 30, 2021

August 4, 2021

September 29, 2021

October 27, 2021

 

MINUTES

August 13, 2019

October 22, 2019

November 6, 2019

January 15, 2020

January 29, 2020

February 5, 2020

July 22, 2020

October 14, 2020

November 6, 2020

December 2, 2020

March 31, 2021

April 28, 2021

May 26, 2021

June 30, 2021

August 4, 2021 

September 29, 2021

BROADBAND TEAM

Tricia Jackson, County Commissioner - Chairperson

Jane Tabb, Commissioner

Stephanie Grove, County Administrator

Sandy McDonald, Deputy County Administrator

Russell Burgess, IT Director

Jeffrey Polczynski, Communications Director

Todd Fagan, GIS

Dennis Jarvis, JCDA

Helen Dettmer, Mayor of Bolivar

Bob Trainor, Mayor of Charles Town

Liz Cook, City of Charles Town

Jim Bowen, Citizen

Ev Erlich, Citizen

Rachel Snavely,  Executive Director - Region 9

David Deamer, Implementation Coordinator - Region 9

Jennifer Wishmyer, Region 9

 

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

 

"What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

For more information and how to apply, please visit: https://getemergencybroadband.org/"