Gov. Ivey makes stop in Troy on Statewide Broadband Tour

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey made a stop in Troy on Thursday as a part of her statewide Broadband Tour to discuss upcoming broadband projects in the Wiregrass.

Ivey has been touring various parts of the state over the past year to discuss projects that have been utilized as a part of the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, which was designed to target projects in communities in need of high-speed Internet, especially rural areas.

Since 2018, Alabama has invested $82 million in grant money in support of more than 100 projects throughout Alabama. Of those projects, $21 million has supported projects in the Wiregrass.

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“Alabama has emerged as the leader in broadband expansion, showcasing how to connect communities effectively,” Ivey said. “Our state is a national example in bridging the digital divide but our journey is far from complete. It is imperative that we provide every Alabamian with the ability to connect to high-speed Internet.”

Alabama State Representative Marcus Paramore, who represents Pike County’s district, also spoke at the event.

“If you travel in this district, you know how important high-speed internet is to our people, from education to farming to small businesses it is critical for us to compete in today’s global market,” Paramore said. “As a small business owner, I know first-hand how important high-speed Internet is.”

For more information on Alabama’s Broadband Accessibility Fund, visit