Roundtable on Broadband Access in Mahoning County Held

Aug 28, 2018


On August 27th, Eastgate in partnership with Congressman Bill Johnson’s Office and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County hosted a roundtable with elected officials, service providers, and businesses on how to increase broadband access in Smith, Goshen, Green, Beaver, Springfield, and Poland townships. In most of southern Mahoning County, there is either limited or no broadband service for residential and commercial customers. Congressman Johnson provided an overview of H.R. 4810 to accurately map broadband availability. Attendees discussed the difficulty in funding low-density areas in urban counties and the need for digital inclusion training.