MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $715,780 to Troy Cablevision to expand broadband services in rural parts of Coffee and Pike counties.
The award brings the grand total awarded by Gov. Ivey in May to nearly $18 million to supply high-speed internet to rural communities in Alabama. The Troy Cablevision grant along with 36 other grants were awarded from the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund. The fund was created by the Alabama Legislature in 2018.
“Providing broadband services to all of Alabama is an expensive and time-consuming task, yet given the support and a coordination of partnerships, this worthy task will be accomplished.” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to award this grant to expand service in Coffee and Pike counties.”
Troy Cablevision will install more than 50 miles of cable in multiple areas in the two counties. The project will enable 384 households and 24 businesses to connect to the service.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers Broadband Accessibility Fund grants in the state.
“Gov. Ivey understands the importance of bringing high-speed internet to rural Alabama and the difference that it can make in education, business and health care,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to be a partner in this program that is making real differences in the lives of Alabamians.”
ADECA manages a range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, recreation, energy conservation and water resource management.
Jim Plott or Mike Presley
ADECA Communications and External Affairs