Brown Announces More Than $138,000 to Expand Broadband Access in Muskingum County

Project Will Provide Downtown Zanesville with Wireless Internet Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $138,350 to the City of Zanesville to expand broadband access in the downtown area. These funds will be used to purchase and install a wireless internet network that will be available to local businesses, residents and visitors in the area.

“The internet impacts the way Ohioans live, work, study, and enjoy our free time,” said Brown. “This investment will ensure the City of Zanesville has access to a reliable high-speed internet service, so that it can attract businesses and jobs to the area.”

In March of 2017, Brown spoke out against President Trump’s efforts to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) entirely, citing a need for continued investments in rural Ohio infrastructure.