East Central Energy approves fiber internet project

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14 Dec 2021

News, East Central Energy

Area residents frustrated with not having high-speed internet access may have a solution in the not-so distant future. The East Central Energy Board of Directors voted to move forward with developing a plan for a full-fiber-to-the-home project. 

A completed feasibility study has indicated that, with the appropriate funding from grants and other sources, it is reasonable for ECE to provide fiber throughout its service territory. ECE will be spending the next few months putting together a comprehensive plan for the businesses and residents in its 14-county service territory. Upon completion, the board will make a final determination on the overall project. The plan will be designed based on fiber only and will lay out a phased approach for a project that could cost as much as $300 million.

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