(October 8, 2018 – Centerville, TN) — Meriwether Lewis Connect, the broadband service powered by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative, is applying for Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act grant funds. The grant is open to all qualifying electric and telephone cooperatives in the state for helping establish broadband service in unserved areas.
When MLConnect launched in August, we shared our goal of offering fast, reliable, affordable broadband to everyone in MLEC’s service area within four years. If we receive grant funds, we could serve areas the state labels as “unserved” quicker.
Hickman County – Brown Hollow, Totty’s Bend and Coble
Humphreys County – North McEwen, Ridge Road
Perry County – Turney, Hwy. 13 North, Pineview, Flatwoods, Lobelville, and Pope
As part of MLConnect’s application, it must provide proof that those living in “unserved” areas would support high speed broadband. If you live or work in one of these areas and would be willing to be involved in the grant campaign, please send a letter of support to MLConnect Customer Care, PO Box 240, Centerville, TN 37033. Or, email it to email@example.com. Correspondence is needed by October 31, 2018.
The letter should include your contact information and explain how having broadband would help you.
Resident Example: If you have a student, home-based business, or work from home situation, describe how having reliable broadband would positively impact this situation. Also, you could share how having access to broadband could allow you to take advantage of other services such as online banking, healthcare, stay in touch with family, shop online, etc.
Business Example: Share how having faster, more reliable broadband could improve your working conditions, offerings, employee training, products, growth, etc.
The above described in some detail would be appreciated, but even a brief comment or two would be helpful in this effort.
Meriwether Lewis Connect LLC, a non-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative, brings world-class broadband and hometown service to Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties.