In an initial analysis of the availability of broadband availability, a map of targeted unserved and underserved areas of the county was created. Six areas were identified to be covered in three phases of the broadband expansion project, based on criteria such as, number of potential customers, likelihood of other private broadband providers extending service to the areas, potential cost to reach the areas, etc. The map below guides the project related to three Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants that the county is using to provide service in these areas.
The county's private partner, Declaration Networks Group (DNG) has plans to provide service in additional areas of the county with private investment. Therefore, even if an area of the county is not covered in this map, that area may end up with broadband service through other project investment.