Dresden Slated to be First Rural Community in Nation to Establish 100-Percent Fiber Connectivity


DRESDEN (September 2) — West Kentucky and Tennessee (WK&T) Telecommunications Cooperative and the City of Dresden have a shared goal to provide 100-percent fiber-optic service to every location in Dresden.

“The City of Dresden is excited to partner with WK&T and Weakley County in a grant that will allow Dresden to become the first rural community in the country to establish 100-percent fiber connectivity for our residents and businesses,” Mayor Jeff Washburn said.

To assure the success of this program, WK&T is providing free installation and three full months of fiber-fast internet service at no charge and no commitment after the free three-month introductory period.

This project will allow every resident to have the speed and reliability needed for online school, working from home, streaming video and more. All with no shared bandwidth and no throttling.

The public is encouraged to do their part to create connectivity history for the City of Dresden and receive three months of fiber-fast internet from WK&T.

Interested citizens may call 731-224-8686 to get scheduled today. WK&T has its mobile office in downtown Dresden at the corner of Poplar and Main streets Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m..

WK&T representatives are knocking on doors in Dresden to facilitate the sign ups. For the safety of the public, WK&T employees will adhere to the guidelines of social distancing and the correct use of PPE (personal protective equipment).