FCC grants nearly $9 million to bring highspeed internet to rural homes, businesses in the Big Country

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(KTAB/KRBC) – Highspeed internet is coming to more than 2,600 homes and businesses in the Big Country due to a grant from the Federal Communication Commission. 

The FCC is giving 15 different Big Country counties a total of nearly $9,000,000 over the next 10 years to expand broadband internet services. 

Service Provider AMG Technology Investment Group will disperse the funding to each county as follows:

  • Brown – $1,082,572 (823 properties)
  • Callahan – $1,306,289 (198 properties)
  • Coke – $1,079,975 (112 properties)
  • Coleman – $1,066,708 (242 properties)
  • Comanche – $470,913 (89 properties)  
  • Eastland – $1,054,399 (319 properties)
  • Jones – $156,382 (191 properties)
  • Mills – $140,274 (84 properties)Mitchell – $395,346 (41 properties)
  • Nolan – $57,855 (6 properties)
  • Runnels – $701,080 (84 properties)
  • Shackelford – $13,150 (3 properties) 
  • Stephens – $848,551 (88 properties) 
  • Taylor – $472,478 (213 properties) Throckmorton – $1,051,611 (112 properties)  

After the broadband expansion project is complete, the minimum internet speed will be 100/20 mbps in every county expect Shackelford, which will have a minimum speed of 25/3 mbps.

AMG Technology must have highspeed internet expanded to 40% of the properties in each county within the next 3 years and must increase coverage by 20% each year after that. 

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