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Daviess-Martin Telephone Awarded Contract to expand Broadband Services to Lawrence County

LAWRENCE COUNTY - FEBRUARY 28, 2023 - The Lawrence County Commissioners awarded Daviess/Martin County Rural Telephone Company a contract to bring broadband to certain locations in Lawrence County.

American Rescue Funds will be used to fund this project.

Photo: Lawrence County Commissioners

In the meeting on Tuesday morning the exact location of those being served by the Daviess/Martin Rural Telephone Corporation was not disclosed to the public.

The expansion will incorporate five anchor, institutions, 255 residential locations, 168 businesses, and 22 agricultural type enterprises according to the contract obtained by the Lawrence County Zephyr.

In the contract it is acknowledged that the number of those served may increase or decrease based on actual customer locations. The project is designed to provide 100 Mbps download speed and 20 Mbps upload speed through a wireline connection.

The start up costs and design, engineering work will cost a total of $100,000 for a partial startup.

Following the start up the county will pay $200,000 in four installments as the project is completed in phases. The project is to last no later than December 31, 2026.

The Lawrence County Commissioners has budgeted over $4.4 Million in Broadband projects. using the American Rescue Plan Funds.

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