Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cookeville To Get New Fiber Optic Connection

Cookeville will be getting a new fiber optic connection, thanks to money from the federal government. A company called Deltacom says it has been awarded $9.4 million dollars in federal stimulus funding through the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program. The grant will enable a 544-mile fiber-optic network expansion in East Tennessee, and will add interconnection points to an existing fiber-optic route between Nashville and Knoxville. Five of the new interconnection points, including Cookeville, are in counties designated as underserved by Connected Tennessee, an independent non-profit organization that develops and implements effective strategies for technology deployment, use and literacy in Tennessee.