NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — State leaders will unveil a brand new $53.4 million funding to increase fiber web to underserved Tennessee residents in eight counties.
In keeping with an advisory from Governor Lee’s Workplace, he and Commissioner Stuart McWhorter will announce this “historic funding” with United Communications, Center Tennessee Electrical, and Duck River Electrical Monday.
The Governor’s workplace mentioned the venture will join greater than 14,000 underserved residents with fiber optic web in Bedford, Franklin, Giles, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore and Williamson Counties.
This is part of a bigger, $446 million collection of grants the Governor’s workplace introduced in September of 2022. This system to increase web entry has a aim of impacting greater than 150,000 underserved houses and companies in 58 counties.
The grants are funded via the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund – American Rescue Plan, utilizing a portion of the state’s federal American Rescue Plan funds to deal with the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.