Tennessee funnels $61M into state broadband expansion

Jackie Drees –
Friday, August 21st, 2020

Sixty-two projects will receive the grants; the jobs focus on improving broadband web access for individuals and households in underserved neighborhoods.

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The financing for the grants originates from Tennessees Coronavirus Relief Fund allocation from the federal government and will be dispersed through the states department of economic and community development.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Aug. 21 that the states emergency broadband fund will receive $61 million in grants to enhance internet access for distance, telework and telemedicine learning throughout the state.