Jefferson County Broadband Assessment


Where we are…

In working to improve broadband service and availability in Jefferson County, the County and its partners the City of Madras and The Bean Foundation, commissioned report that was completed this year. It provides insight into the current broadband landscape and recommends some next steps to achieve our goals.

The report linked here, includes cost estimates for assessing the current need of improved infrastructure and community engagement and planning strategies. There are opportunities to secure funding to support build-out projects.

Next steps…

Jefferson County Broadband Assessment and Strategic Plan

The next phases for broadband will involve actively pursuing these goals:


  • Review the strategic plan which includes more information about how you can get involved.
  • Are you eligible to receive $30/month from ACP? Use the ACP eligibility check for information and sign up.
  • Understand how the community can support broadband through these initiatives (workforce and skills training, digital innovation for households and businesses, actively promoting broadband development)


The map below displays census blocks broadband status in Jefferson County. Including partially served, unserved, and census blocks eligible for federal funding. Clicking the link opens interactive mapping where you can zoom in and out, and identify local cell towers and community anchor institutions (government, schools, healthcare). Click here for interactive map version (note: this will open a new window).


For more information, please contact Lyndsay Hessel (Lyndsay.hessel [at]