The Summit County Executive Office has been planning to expand broadband options in the county. With approximately $105 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds which are encouraged to be used for broadband infrastructure, the county is uniquely positioned to pursue this project.
The county intends to build a 125-mile fiber ring connecting each of the 31 municipalities in Summit County. From there, the county intends to allow each municipality to determine whether they wish to expand service further. 
Summit county is proposing to spend $35 million on the fiber ring expansion and allocate an additional $25 million for community broadband fiber grants. These grants will serve as important matching funds to allow each locality additional financial resources to pursue connecting their residents.