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Jo-Carroll Energy’s broadband division, Sand Prairie, is the first 2020 recipient of a Community Connect grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and plans to use the $2 million award to deliver high-speed internet access to 420 homes.
The grant award - announced on March 30, 2020 - will be used by Sand Prairie to build about 25 miles of overhead and underground mainline fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) and another 32 miles of fiber connection drops. JCE will match 22 percent of the grant, nearly $460,000, to complete the $2.5 million broadband project. Construction is expected to begin later this year and be completed within two years.
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