Cameron County Commissioners are assisting property owners who feel they have zero or limited access to broadband internet services. The current phase of the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Challenge Process enables units of local government, non-profit organizations, and broadband service providers to dispute the level of internet access across the Commonwealth and will run through May 23rd. Cameron County property owners who believe there are inadequacies may call (814) 486-9325 or mail the Commissioners at Cameron County Courthouse, Commissioners/BEAD Challenge, 20 East Fifth Street, Emporium, PA 15834 with the affected address and the challenge reason on or before May 17, 2024. Read the full article for more details.

"/> Cameron County Commissioners are assisting property owners who feel they have zero or limited access to broadband internet services. The current phase of the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Challenge Process enables units of local government, non-profit organizations, and broadband service providers to dispute the level of internet access across the Commonwealth and will run through May 23rd. Cameron County property owners who believe there are inadequacies may call (814) 486-9325 or mail the Commissioners at Cameron County Courthouse, Commissioners/BEAD Challenge, 20 East Fifth Street, Emporium, PA 15834 with the affected address and the challenge reason on or before May 17, 2024. Read the full article for more details.

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BEAD Challenge Underway (Correct Information)

**Please note, the following information differs from what was sent to the local media. This was an internal error. Please reference the information below. The Office of the Commissioners apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.**

BEAD Challenge Underway

Cameron County Commissioners are assisting property owners who feel they have zero or limited access to broadband internet services. The current phase of the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Challenge Process enables units of local gorvernement, non-profit organizations, and broadband service providers to dispute the level of internet access across the Commonwealth. This phase will run through May 23rd, 2024. Allowable challenges in this phase include: availability misrepresentation, actual service speeds below the threshold of 100Mbps upload and download, latency of broadband service exceeds 100 ms, only available service imposes unreasonable data caps, technology indicated at a location is incorrect, service offered to residential locations that is being marketed as available to businesses only, inadequecies in planned broadband deployment versus actual deployment intentions, locations that are not labeled as Critical Access Institutions (CAIs) that should have this classification, and locations labeled as CAIs which are actually residences, non-CAI businesses, or are no longer in operation. Cameron County property owners who believe there are inadequecies on the map at the following website (https://challenge.broadband.pa.gov/challenge/bead-challenge-map) may call (814) 486-9325 or send mail with acceptable forms of proof to the Commissioners at Cameron County Courthouse, Commissioners/BEAD Challenge, 20 East Fifth Street, Emporium, PA 15834 with the affected address and the challenge reason on or before May 17, 2024. Acceptable forms of proof can be found on pages 9-26 in the following document: (https://www.broadband.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/BEAD-Challenge-Process-Resource-Guide-4-12-24.pdf). Property owner names are not necessary for this phase of the BEAD process. Anonymous submissions may also be dropped in the deposit box at the rear entrance of the courthouse. For additional information, visit https://www.broadband.pa.gov/about/