Highspeed internet is up and running in and beyond Horse Valley, and the Perry County Commissioners are urging area residents and businesses to sign up.

As of Jan. 27, the coverage area includes Horse Valley, as well as south and southeast of the tower of the Blain area, and along 274 from the outskirts of New Germantown toward Cisna Run. Customers who are in a clear line of sight of Big Knob tower can sign up to receive service of up to 100 megabits.

Commissioner Brenda Watson said they want to alert residents that the project is completed and that they can sign up for fast internet service.

“This is such a crucial service for people during this time when many are working and learning from home,” Watson said.

Customers can choose from four packages providing speeds up to 40 megabits per second, all with no data caps. Interested customers may visit internet provider Centre WISP’s website at www.centrewisp.com and pick their county to see pricing and speeds, and to sign up. Centre WISP will not raise their prices for at least two years.

Perry County, along with Juniata and Mifflin counties, worked with SEDA-COG to secure state and federal funds to incentivize the internet expansion project and to select Centre WISP. Sens. Jake Corman and John DiSanto and Reps. John Hershey, Kerry Benninghoff, Rich Irvin, and Mark Keller helped secure the grants.

The funds incentivized Centre WISP to provide internet service where it wasn’t financially feasible to reach on their own, helping to bridge the last-mile funding gap. SEDA-COG is administering this Tri-County Broadband Project in collaboration with Mifflin, Juniata, and Perry counties.

SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of its communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit www.seda-cog.org.