Wiregrass Electric Cooperative’s (WEC's) partnership with Troy Cable, Broadband for the Wiregrass, has secured another state grant to provide more WEC members access to high-speed internet.
In May, Governor Kay Ivey announced that Troy Cable will receive $370,389 to expand its service to 289 residences and five businesses in areas around Cottonwood, Webb, and Ardilla in Houston County. This project supplements a $3.6 million federal grant Troy Cable received in January through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.
WEC allows Troy Cable to use its rights of way free of charge, dramatically reducing the internet provider’s upfront installation costs. The newest grant is the third state award given to the Broadband for the Wiregrass partnership.
“WEC is committed to serving our communities any way we can, and the expansion of broadband access to everyone is paramount to this region’s success,” says WEC Chief Operating Officer Brad Kimbro. “We are honored to assist Troy Cable with this partnership, which is improving the quality of life for thousands of our members. It’s another way that WEC proves it is big enough to serve and local enough to care.”
To track the construction progress of Broadband for the Wiregrass projects, visit our Project Information page.