Public Participation Panel Focus Group

Welcome to your Workshop Connectivity Hub! As a member of the SPC Public Participation Panel Focus Group, you have been identified as a valuable stakeholder and partner that will provide vital insight, feedback, and subject matter expertise on the issues surrounding regional broadband connectivity, affordability, and accessibility.


October 2021

Workshop Agenda

Our 2-hour workshop will include five (5) collaborative sessions, including: 

  • Time: 20 minutesTime: 20 minutesSetting the Stage: Information Gathering Presentation & Chat

    • What are the project goals and key terms?
    • What do you know about broadband?
  • Time: 20 minutesTime: 20 minutesProblem Identification: What’s Keeping People Away? Group Discussion

    • What are the problems to address?
      • Where does each barrier occur? Why does it occur? Who does it impact?

    • Go to the Jamboard
  • Time: 30 minutesTime: 30 minutesEnvision the Potential: Brainstorm Solutions Break-out Groups

    • Where should Broadband be and what should it look like?
      • How will people access internet?
      • Where will people access internet?
      • What will the infrastructure look like in our cities, towns, and streets?

    • SPC Mapping Tool Go to the Jamboard
  • Time: 25 minutesTime: 25 minutesAvenues for Implementation Break-out Groups

    • What are the priority areas and priority partners to work with in moving forward?
  • Time: 20 minutesTime: 20 minutesHow to Get the Word Out Group Discussion

Workshop Participants

Thank you to our workshop participants

  • Allegheny County Department of Economic Development
  • Allegheny County Executive
  • City of Pittsburgh, Sustainability And Resilience
  • Highmark
  • Hilltop Alliance
  • Mon Valley Initiative
  • Pittsburgh City
  • Pittsburgh City Council
  • SPC Board member
  • Trans Associates
  • URA
  • Alle Kiski Strong Chamber
  • Armstrong County Dep of Public Safety
  • Freeport, Leechburg, Apollo Group (FLAG)
  • Beaver County
  • Beaver County Humane Society
  • Beaver County Rehabilitation Center
  • City Of Aliquippa
  • Women’s Center of Beaver County
  • Butler County
  • Butler County Association Of Township Officials
  • Butler County Fire Chief
  • Cranberry Township Manager
  • PA State representative
  • Fay-Penn Economic Development Council
  • Fayette County Deputy Constable
  • Fayette County Housing Authority
  • Fayette County Planning
  • Fayette County Redevelopment Authority
  • Fayette Economic Development Coordinator
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging
  • Greene Arc
  • Greene County Career and Technology Center
  • Greene County Housing Authority
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging
  • Tri-County Oil and Gas Expo, Marcellus Shale Coalition & Community Bank
  • Washington Greene County Job Training Agency (Wgcjta)
  • Armstrong and Indiana County School Board (ARIN)
  • Citizens Ambulance Indiana County
  • Indiana County AAA Aging Services
  • Indiana County Development Corporation
  • Indiana County Economic Development
  • Indiana County Planning And Development
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  • Indiana Gazette
  • Prevent Suicide Pa
  • Lark Enterprises
  • Lawrence County
  • Lawrence County Commissioner
  • Lawrence County Housing Authority
  • Lawrence County Planning Commission
  • New Visions for Lawrence County
  • United Way of Lawrence County
  • Chartiers Township
  • PulseNet (CDC)
  • Washington County
  • Washington County Commissioner
  • Greensburg Planning Director
  • United Way of Westmoreland County
  • Westmoreland County “Dis+Abilities” Task Force
  • Westmoreland Land Trust
  • YWCA Westmoreland County

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