U.S. Department of Agriculture awards additional ReConnect grant money for high-speed broadband project in north central Arkansas
Yelcot receives grant to connect more than 1300 residential and commercial properties in Stone County
Today, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week announced the awarding of additional ReConnect funds to three NTCA member companies in Mississippi, Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Tennessee.
Mountain View Telephone Company will use a $2.9 million ReConnect Program grant to upgrade facilities from copper cable and drops to an FTTH network that is expected to connect 1300 households, several farms, businesses, and public safety facilities to a fiber-to-the-premises network in Stone County.
“We are excited about the opportunity to upgrade over 66 miles of copper to fiber in 4 remote areas for Mountain View Telephone Company customers,” Yelcot President Sara Zimmerman said.
ABOUT YELCOT - Yelcot offers the most advanced communication technologies to rural Arkansas. Residential and commercial services include Phone, Cable, Internet, and Security as well as Managed I.T. Services for businesses of any size. Yelcot fully serves the following areas in Arkansas: Yellville and Summit, Cotter and Gassville, Mountain View, Mountain Home, Calico Rock, Melbourne, Mount Pleasant, Cushman and Batesville. For more information, go to www.yelcot.com .