Case Study 1

Regional Broadband Stimulus Coordination

The Challenge:

The challenge was bringing broadband to underserved and unserved areas to rural communities in west Tennessee.

Our Partners:

Aeneas Communications in Jackson and ECS/West TN Communications/Pinnacle Ventures in Dyersburg

The cTechnology Approach:

We have just completed assisting two regional carriers in writing and filing for this year's USDA Community Connect grants. Mercer, TN in Madison County has an application in from Aeneas Communications in Jackson, and Tatumville, TN in Dyer County has an application in from ECS/West TN Communications/Pinnacle Ventures in Dyersburg.

The Result:

Mercer Community CenterThese grants total almost $700,000 in value and, if awarded, will bring badly needed broadband services to these communities.  In Mercer we are partnered with the Billy King ad the Big Black Creek Historical Association www.bigblackcreek.com  for the Community Center location (see picture).  The facility will receive some significant upgrades and host 10 public use computers with service provided by Aeneas Communications.