High Speed Internet

Ivey signs rural broadband inititative into law


Governor Kay Ivey signs SB90 into law. Standing far right is State Senator Greg Reed, who represents a portion of Winston County.
MONTGOMERY - In a major step toward continued expansion of broadband internet service in rural Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey today signed Senate Bill 90 into law. Sponsored by Senator Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), SB90 expands an existing grant program under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, which was established by the Alabama Legislature in 2018.

High speed internet coming to Arley and Addison


Pictured at the announcement, from left, Angela Wilkins and Dallas Baldwin, representing the Winston County Commission; Arley Mayor Chris Tyree; Dave Hargrove, governmental relations for AT&T; State Representative Tim Wadsworth and Paul Housel and James Manasco with Congressman Robert Aderholt’s office.
ARLEY - The east side of Winston County will reap the benefit from AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service, designed to bring high speed internet to rural, under-served locations such as Arley, Addison, Crane Hill and Logan.

Lack of funding the problem


Special guests at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club, from left, Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Coop, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - High speed internet service is knocking on the door of Haleyville, but funding must first be secured before the project can proceed, noted Steve Foshee, who was keynote speaker along with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club.