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Warren County is experiencing the same connectivity problems felt by rural areas across the
nation. The scarcity of advanced connectivity and poor cellular telephone coverage leads to a
rural digital divide for residents and businesses and discourages tourism and new business
development.One of the greatest challenges of universal broadband access and cellular telephone coverage is

One of the greatest challenges of universal broadband access and cellular telephone coverage is
the provision of service in low population density areas. Service providers need to commit to
thousands of dollars per customer to deploy service. Yet because their investment may take
many years to recoup it makes a deployment project unlikely. A coordinated County-wide
initiative creates an infrastructure asset that is capable of supporting a number of public or
private sector communications initiatives and brings with it the many benefits of an enhanced
communication infrastructure.