WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded Warren County and Halifax County a $17.5 million grant to improve broadband and comes from the bipartisan infrastructure package which Senator Tillis helped negotiate and pass into law.
This Rural Development investment will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 5,434 people, 100 businesses, 76 farms and 22 educational facilities to high-speed internet in Halifax and Warren Counties in North Carolina. AccessOn Networks Inc. will make high-speed internet service affordable by participating in the FCC's Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs.
“Reliable broadband is crucial to perform the functions of everyday life, and this $17.5 million grant will go a long way to providing that for North Carolinians in Warren and Halifax Counties,” said Senator Tillis. “I was proud to help negotiate and support the bipartisan infrastructure law to bring this investment to our great state.”