LCUB breaks ground on broadband

Workers from Tri State Utility Construction bore into the ground to put in cable for Lenoir City Utilities Board’s new fiber network.

State officials have allocated nearly $447 million in American Rescue Plan funds for grants to help expand rural internet access in Tennessee, the state Department of Economic and Community Development announced.

One in six rural Tennesseans lacked access to broadband, according to a 2020 report on broadband access published by the Federal Communications Commission.

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