Residents in Rural Areas Locally to See Major Expansion of Broadband Services

Congressman James Comer announced yesterday. Comer, along with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, announced a $55.3 million investment in expanding broadband services in several counties in the first congressional district, including also four counties in western Kentucky. The grant includes $18.7 million to Duo Broadband to deploy or install a fiber-to-the-premises network to  approximately 3,650 households in  rural parts of Russell, Adair and Cumberland counties. WJRS LOCAL NEWS talked with Congressman James Comer yesterday about the announcement. Comer shared his excitement about the broadband project…

Duo Broadband CEO Tom Preston told WJRS NEWS last night he was elated about the announcement as well…

The $18.7 million grant to Duo Broadband also requires Duo to match 25%, making the total project about $25 million. Preston said the project could start very soon in three counties, just as soon  as some administrative paperwork was completed…

The grant is the largest in the state for the expansion of broadband services to Kentucky residents.

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