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Clearfield Co. Broadband

Clearfield County Commissioner Dave Glass said he’s received multiple calls about the lack of broadband access in Boggs Township.

Under the American Rescue Act, he said Clearfield County is set to receive $15 million which can be used for broadband expansion.

According to the state auditor general, local municipalities across the state are also set to receive $6.2 billion.

“I’d would like to partner with Boggs Township and perhaps use some of their money and kind of make it a true partnership and really I’d like to do that around the county,”

Glass recognized the work of the North Central Planning Commission for improving internet access in Mahaffey and Houtzdale but he said more work needs to be done.

“There’s tons of infrastructure for larger developments like Clearfield, DuBois Curwensville etc. but you can’t get the private companies to do that last mile to someone who lives miles outside of the town and that’s where it looks like we’re going to have to figure out a way to get it done,” he said. “We don’t have the Rescue Act funds yet nor do we know exactly what the rules are but once we have the money and we have the rules we want to find some projects to work on.”

Glass asked the public to be patient as they wait to get these funds.

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