Governor announces high-speed internet project to benefit Winston County

Attending the December 4, announcement of a new partnership to extend broadband internet into more rural, underserved areas are from left, Tim Culpepper, CEO of Cullman Electric Co-op; Nicole Jones Wadsworth, economic developer; State Representative Tim Wadsworth; Kenneth Boswell, director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs; Governor Kay Ivey; Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes; State Representative Randall Shedd and State Senator Garlan Gudger.

CULLMAN      -  In an effort to connect all Alabamians to high-speed internet, Governor Kay Ivey joined forces with Cullman Electric Co-op and state legislators to announce a $7 million project for  parts of Winston, Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan counties on Monday, Dec. 4.
The announcement was made with Ivey on hand to speak, as well as several dignitaries representing not only the state and state entities, but also Cullman Co-op, which hosted the groundbreaking at its headquarters on Eva Road.
Grants provided by the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund along with matching contributions by Cullman Electric, will now enable at least 1,300 customers not served by broadband internet service in rural areas to directly receive high speed service in parts of Winston, Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan counties, state officials said.
Areas in Winston County and bordering Winston County that will benefit from this broadband internet service will be Grayson  and the Upshaw in Winston County and Battleground in neighboring Cullman County, officials said.
More in-depth information will be provided in the Wednesday, Dec. 13 edition of the Alabamian.


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