Montgomery County will receive $917,689 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) grant to expand rural broadband in 107 locations. The funding will go toward connecting homes and businesses which are unserved.
“Expanding broadband internet access is critical to communities across my district and the country. Access to broadband ensures individuals living in rural communities have the same educational and economic opportunities as people living in more urban areas. I applaud the FCC’s investment and look forward to witnessing the expansion of rural broadband throughout the 13 District,” said Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL).
Wisper ISP, Inc. will be doing installations, providing locations with the minimum download/upload speeds of 100/20 Mbps.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said, “The announcement is another important step in our efforts to close the digital divide and connect rural residents of Illinois with the economic, health care and educational opportunities made possible by high-speed broadband. In my travels around the country, I’ve had the opportunity to see firsthand how funding provided through the FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction is having a positive impact on rural communities.”
Pai went on to say that the funding they are approving will build on that success as they connect more rural Americans with digital opportunity.