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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Lawrence County Commissioners Move Forward Using $4.4 Million in ARPA Funds for Broadband

LAWRENCE COUNTY - AUGUST 2, 2022 -The Lawrence County Commissioners voted to move forward with a Request for Funding Proposal by the Morley Corporation to expand broadband to Lawrence County.

Lawrence County Commissioners Wally Branham, President Rodney Fish, and Dustin Gabhart

At least $4.4 Million of the (American Rescue Plan Act) funds will be used for the project. The county received $8.8 Million in ARPA funding.

There will be a period of time for areas targeted for the expansion of broadband to be given a survey to complete. The responses from the survey will be available by September 2, 2022.

The areas targeted will include at least 100 residents per area.

The scoring for the project will then be disclosed by September 13, 2022, Lawrence County Commissioners meeting. The commissioners then will recommend whether to move forward with the project.

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