WK&T awarded $12.3M grant to bring high-speed fiber internet to more of Weakley County

 WK&T awarded $12.3M grant to bring high-speed fiber internet to more of Weakley County

WK&T will use a $12.3 million state grant to bring high-speed fiber internet to more of Weakley County.

The county is investing an additional $5.3 million, making the grand total invested $17.6 million dollars, which will fund 358 miles of buried fiber optic cables benefitting more than 2,200 residential locations.

Officials with the state, county, and WK&T gathered Thursday for the announcement and to look over a map of projected service areas.

The eligible grant area covers locations scattered throughout unincorporated parts of the county.

WK&T CEO Trevor Bonnstetter tells Thunderbolt Radio News about the importance of accessible broadband internet.

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The grant was awarded from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

The project is set to be completed in three years.