Tennessee Counties To Receive Broadband Investment
Brady Lundt, MTN Reporter
Feb. 14, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will invest $9 million in four projects for 10 Tennessee counties. According to a press release, the plan will “create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,744 rural households, 31 businesses, 41 farms and a critical community facility in Tennessee.”
“Our core mission at USDA is to increase rural prosperity through boosting economic opportunity in rural America,” said Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “We know that rural communities need robust, modern infrastructure to thrive, and that includes having access to broadband e-Connectivity. Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is proud to partner with rural communities to deploy this critical infrastructure, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”
The counties to benefit from the funding are Cumberland, Houston, Henry, Maury, Montgomery, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Williamson and Wilson.
The announcement is part of the USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program dedicated to expanding broadband infrastructure and services in rural America.