Thousands of Cuyahoga County residents could soon get access to high-speed internet, but some are likely to see the improvements sooner than others.
Cuyahoga County will formally introduce the plan for a $19.4 million broadband expansion at a Tuesday meeting, with the goal of adding high-speed internet access in three phases.
PCs for People, which is set to execute the contract for the county, promises 100 mbps upload and download speeds for 25,000 households, according to county documents. For comparison, Netflix recommends an internet connection of at least 15 mbps to stream 4K or Ultra HD, the highest-definition video the company offers.
The first phase, scheduled to take six months, includes Bedford, Brooklyn, East Cleveland, Parma and Warrensville Heights. The Slavic Village, Buckeye and St. Clair-Superior neighborhoods of Cleveland are also projected to see upgrades.