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Warren County continues to pursue rural broadband infrastructure improvements

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – The Warren County Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution in support of New Jersey Senate Bill S-3730 during its regular meeting of April 12.

Introduced by Senator Douglas J. Steinhardt of District 23 on March 20, the bill aims to establish a “Rural Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program” within the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

“We are committed to ensuring that everyone in Warren County has access to broadband,” Commissioner Director Lori Ciesla said. “In today’s world, reliable internet is essential in almost all aspects of life, and we are working diligently to secure the funding needed to improve broadband access in our county.”

Recognizing the urgent need for reliable and high-speed internet in Warren County, the resolution highlights the County’s efforts to challenge Federal Communications Commission broadband maps and secure increased federal funding for New Jersey.

The establishment of a “Rural Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program” would facilitate much-needed funds for Warren County to implement broadband telecommunications infrastructure expansions and improvements.

“Many rural communities in Warren County and across this part of the state can often be overlooked by these telecom companies, resulting in limited broadband options and slower speeds for homeowners and businesses. Given the significant reliance on high-speed internet in today’s world, we believe it is crucial to take initiative and ensure these essential services are available to our communities,” Commissioner Jason J. Sarnoski said.

Warren County has been collaborating with local government partners, residents, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to collect data and challenge broadband maps to ensure that federal funding is allocated appropriately.

The resolution emphasizes the importance of establishing the “Rural Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program” to facilitate the implementation of broadband infrastructure projects in Warren County and across New Jersey.

“We are thankful for Senator Steinhardt’s leadership and dedication to his constituents in backing up our efforts in Trenton,” Commissioner James R. Kern III said. “It’s a team effort, and we appreciate everyone working together to provide the people of Warren County with the broadband access they deserve.”

The county continues to collect information from residents and businesses on internet and cell services. Check and challenge the level of internet service the FCC says you have here, and report problems with cell telephone coverage here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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