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...