By Dylan Smith, Managing Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative Inc. will receive a grant in the amount of $372,371 to provide broadband connect ability to an estimated 270 households in Jackson County.
Through this grant underserved households in Pisgah, Flat Rock, Dutton and Henagar will gain access to broadband services. The funding is one of fourteen grants that was announced by Gov. Kay Ivey (R) and will be administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA).
Funds will be disbursed from the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund. The fund was created in 2018 by the state legislature when it passed the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act.
The fund was established to provide critical funding to expand rural broadband services across the state.