Broadband Connections

Broadband Connections, a new virtual series hosted by the Venango Chamber, is a deeper dive into the world of broadband. We want to help our community understand the data, funding, and meet service providers.

This series was inspired by the Grow PA virtual gathering held in February. For a summary of that webinar, click here.


February 16 • Exploring the Data

Join us in a discussion led by Susan Williams with Sascha Meinrath (Penn State University) and Harry Crissy (Penn State Extension) as we explore data mapping of broadband networks in Pennsylvania. 

View session recording here.

Resources:
Sascha Meinrath, sascha@psu.edu

Harry Crissy, hjc115@psu.edu

Broadband Map (shown by Harry Crissy)

Broadband Speed Maps – Pennsylvania

Open Technology Institute

Would you like to contribute to to the data that drives funding and planning of broadband networks here in our community?
Go to your Google search page and type in Run Internet Speed Test. You will see “Internet Speed Test” at the top of the page, click RUN TEST. Let it run until the download and upload tests are complete, typically a minute or two – and that’s it.  You will have contributed to the collection of information that helps identify how internet is  preforming in our community!


March 9 • Funding Solutions

Join us in a discussion led by Susan Williams with Sascha Meinrath (Penn State University) and Jill Foys (Northwest Commission) as we identify sources and ways to access funding for broadband expansion. 

View session recording here.

Resources:
Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program