10:58PM September 30, 2019
A $3 Mil grant to supply high speed internet to RURAL Marion County, not downtown cities who already have broadband capability, was the purpose. May 4, 2018 "The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) recently awarded Tombigbee Communications a $2.98 million grant, which will go directly to providing our freedom FIBER services to some of our most rural areas in Northwest Alabama." I live 350 yards from Winfield city limit along HWY 118 east towards Jasper. No option for internet except satellite, NONE! On the Tombigbee system. When is rural Marion County supposed to be getting this Federally funded internet to give rural Alabamians opportunity for real broadband internet? Still no where closer than 2 years ago. When will we get service or is this a better question for Congressman Aderholt, Rep. Tracy Estes, Governor Ivey and Secretary Sonny Perdue? We deserve service as well as answers. When?