What is the Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program?
The Broadband ReConnect Program furnishes loans and grants to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.
HOW WILL THIS BENEFIT THE TATUM AREA?
Tatum Telephone Company will receive a $4,488,894 grant for Rural Development to be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network near Tatum, Texas.
The funded service area includes
- 986 Households
- 2,657 People
- 3 Educational Facilities
- 2 Essential Community Facilities (Police, Fire & Ambulance)
- Health Care Facility
- 67 Businesses
- 60 Farms
- 41 Square miles (includes all of Tatum, TX)