By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Broadband coming to Adams County

First phase of $10.7 million project is underway


Last updated 4/4/2023 at 9:40am

RITZVILLE – Since the height of the pandemic in 2021, extending broadband capacity has become a priority for Adams County Commissioner Dan Blankenship and other county leaders.

They’ve pushed the project forward because Adams County is a “broadband desert,” according to Blankenship.

He likens the current situation to rural electrification efforts during the Great Depression of the 1930s. In those years, it became a national priority to extend electricity to the countryside.

“We’re trying to do the same thing here,” he said.

“Speeds aren’t fast enough and our ability to u...

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