Members of the Tyrone Township Board of Supervisors congregated for their monthly meeting on Monday, July 10.
One issue that was brought to attention was the matter of the spotty internet service that has been plaguing the area. Fortunately, Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer Long announced that she had recently received an email from Verizon, wherein the company proposed a broadband deployment project throughout the township.
Our proposed project will expand our fiber optic network and facilitate broadband access for unserved and underserved residents and businesses,” the letter read. “Access to broadband is critical to full participation in a global digital economy, including working from home, connecting with loved ones, finding employment, educating children remotely, and accessing critical telehealth services.
“Affordability is also critically important, which is why Verizon participates in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP),” the letter continued. “Our Fios Forward plan provides free home internet service—with no equipment rental fee, annual contract, or data cap—for qualifying households that enroll in the ACP.”