Representatives of WK&T display a map of Weakley County showing the areas currently eligible for governmental grant funding to install high speed fiber cable throughout the rural areas.
During a meeting of the Weakley County Commission on May 30, members approved a fiber cable study to determine if it would be practical to bring high speed broadband internet services to the rural areas of the county.
The study will cost the county $40,000 for its part of the projected $80,000 or more in expenses to determine what percentage of the citizens would actually use the service if available.
The affirmative vote came following much discussion and a recommendation by the Fiber Research Committee that the Weakley County Commission enter into a formal partnership with West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative (WK&T) for the purpose of seeking grant funding to install high speed fiber cable throughout the rural areas.
(See complete story in the June 5th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)