CONGRATS! to Athens, Ohio Based Intelliwave Receives $2.28 Million Federal Broadband Stimulus Award to Bring Desperately Needed Broadband Service to 11,232 Households & Businesses in Athens, Pickaway and Fairfield Counties.
Intelliwave, an Athens Ohio wireless Internet service provider (WISP), received word today from the USDA that they are the recipients of an award totaling $1,116,997 in grant funds and $1,162,599 in loan funds. These funds will be used over the next 36 months to build cutting edge wireless "last mile" Internet infrastructure to residents and businesses of the included counties.
According to Chris Cooper, managing partner of Intelliwave, "Today's announcement is a victory for the people of Southeast Ohio. More than 11,000 households and businesses in the region will now have access to affordable broadband Internet service. This award represents true economic stimulus for the region. Not only will Intelliwave offer high quality technical job opportunities for residents here, we will also expand economic opportunities within the communities that will now have access to lower cost, higher speed Internet service."