Launching $1 Million Capital Campaign to Get All Kids Broadband, and Eliminate All Dead Cell Zones
(East Stroudsburg, PA) – December 1, 2022 – The Monroe Broadband & Dead Cell Zone Project is pleased to announce they are commencing a $1 Million Capital Campaign to #GETALLKIDSBROADBAND and Eliminate all Dead Cell Zones in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
The project will quickly construct 12 cell towers with 5G service, wireless broadband, and emergency services radio on each tower. It will also deploy fiber to the towers, which will greatly increase broadband in rural parts of Monroe County. The new fiber creates the opportunity for Fiber to the Home, and Fiber to the Employer along the new fiber pathway that never existed before. The project will also try to raise an additional $500,000 to launch community broadband projects that address specific broadband and cell service needs.
“More than ever, we need to #GETALLKIDSBROADBAND, and eliminate Dead Cell Zones,” said volunteer advocate Joel Getz. “The free world is moving quickly to 5G and 5G to the Home, and we need to provide our students with every advantage. Plus, with 93% of e911 calls coming from cell phones, public safety is compromised in Dead Cell Zones. So many emergency situations with our families can be prevented or remedied by an e911 call. Do we really need to keep kicking the can until a crisis happens?” #WhatIsItGoingToTake
“We support broadband development efforts for the Pocono Mountains,” said Chris Barrett, President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. “Our millions of annual visitors and travelers as well as our hardworking residents and workforce want and deserve the best and most affordable broadband and cell service options.”
“We have an abundance of great leaders, employers, and schools that understand the need for ultra-high speed broadband, 100% cell service coverage, and 100% FirstNet coverage in Monroe County,’ stated volunteer advocate Kelly Lewis. I’m confident we are going to quickly raise $1 million to start and complete this project as soon as possible.”
The public is invited to attend the free monthly meetings of the Monroe Broadband & Dead Cell Zone Project.