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Troy Cable releases which areas will receive broadband

Troy Cablevision will be spending $1.4 million to bring broadband to rural areas of Brundidge, Goshen and Banks.

Now the company has released exactly where the new broadband service will be installed.

Chad Copeland of Troy Cable explained that the project was originally about double the size in response to the state’s initiative to bring broadband to every rural area.

“But then the state came back and said that any areas that were already receiving federal funding were ineligible for the grant program,” Copeland said. “We know some of those people in that area don’t actually have service right now, but that’s where we cut it down.”

The cable company was still able to plan the expansion of broadband to approximately 41 eligible miles of road in Pike County.

The project will include the installation of broadband on portions of county roads 3310, 3319 and 3314 in Brundidge; 4405, 6631, 6643, and 6600 in Banks; 2242, 2239, 2250, 2243, 2276, 1132, 2219, 2201, 2203, 2204, and 1135 in Goshen; and County Road 1111. There will also be broadband installed on a portion of U.S. Highway 29 near Banks.

Residents in these areas can check online whether their own homes are included in these service areas by going online to www.join.troycable.net

From that page, residents can simply plug in their addresses and a message will appear stating that the area is already ready to be serviced, part of an upcoming project, or if no plans to provide broadband have been developed yet.

Troy Cable received two grants from the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund last week. An award of $348,885 will extend broadband services in Pike County as well as Crenshaw and Coffee counties.

Residents and businesses of the grant-funded area can expect to have the advantages of high-speed fiber internet by August 2021.