AL: Programs incentivize rural broadband expansion [telecom]

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With broadband internet increasingly becoming a "need to have" rather
than a "nice to have," state and federal governments are providing
grants to incentivize the expansion of broadband service into rural
areas.

When Alabama set up its Broadband Accessibility Fund several years
ago, there were only a handful of applicants for the grant money. When
Jay Fuller, CEO and owner of Cyber Broadband went looking for grants
to help with a broadband project his company was going to do at Smith
Lake, he discovered the grants and successfully applied for one. At
the time, his company was one of nine applicants. This past year, his
company again applied for a grant from the state and was one of 55
applications.

https://www.cullmantimes.com/news/programs-incentivize-rural-broadband-expansion/article_f9a9d182-9ca2-11ea-86c7-e77c6ef53d75.html

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Bill Horne
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