WINSTON COUNTY - The lack of high speed broadband service at Winston County’s 800 acre mega industrial park site is one of the top reasons industries will not locate at the site, which has remained vacant since it was formed in 2007.
Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, left, talks with Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative about the project to affect Haleyville and Bear Creek.
HALEYVILLE - Governor Kay Ivey’s recent announcement of $365,158 in Appalachian Regional Commission funds to drastically improve broadband internet coverage in rural Alabama is good news for Bear Creek and Haleyville.
From left, Steve Foshee, CEO of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative; Governor Kay Ivey; U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt; and Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture at the official announcement made Thursday afternoon, May 3, at Tombigee's headquarters in Hamilton
HAMILTON - Officials from the federal to state level gathered for the grand announcement Thursday afternoon, May 3, of a $600 million pilot program designed to help bring broadband or high speed internet into rural areas.