Nexus Systems, Inc. won $724,256.
This approximately $724,000 award, matched by $241,000 in private contribution, will allow this private-public partnership to implement the West Carroll Parish Infrastructure project to provide fiber broadband services to under-served and un-served areas in northeastern Louisiana. The technology will be a combination of microwave and fiber connectivity. The network will tie into the middle-mile LA Broadband Alliance-Infrastructure project. Approximately 11,068 people stand to benefit, as do roughly 240 businesses and 47 community institutions. In addition to the jobs this project will support upfront, it will provide a foundation for economic growth and job creation for decades to come.
Pride Network, Inc., which is a subsidiary of XFONE USA, won $36,198,857 for Louisiana.
This approximately $36.2 million award will allow Pride Network, Inc. to construct a fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) infrastructure, with a wireless service-extension overlay, that will bring advanced broadband service to rural communities in the St. Helena, Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes. The network will offer broadband service speeds between 20 and 100 Mbps. Approximately 25,243 people stand to benefit, as do roughly 2,978 businesses and 172 community institutions. In addition to the more than 1,316 jobs the company estimates this project will create, it will provide a foundation for economic growth and job creation for decades to come.
PRIDE also won a broadband stimulus award for FTTP in Texas. "PRIDE Network has been selected to receive approximately $63.6 million in RUS funding for its projects, which will be split between loans of approximately $35.5 million and grants of approximately $28.1 million. The funding is contingent upon PRIDE Network’s meeting the terms of the loan, grant, or loan/grant agreement. The company’s Texas South Plains Project has been selected to receive a $22,720,551 loan and a $21,829,549 grant. The funding will provide an FTTP telecommunications infrastructure, with a WiMAX (News - Alert) service-extension overlay that will bring advanced broadband services to rural communities of the Texas South Plains region."
PRIDE Network, Inc. also won this Texas award: The Burkburnett and Iowa Park Project; $12,811,071 loan and $6,309,931 grant. The funding will provide a FTTP telecommunications infrastructure, with a WiMAX service-extension overlay, that will bring advanced broadband services to the rural communities of Burkburnett and Iowa Park (less than five percent of this network will serve an area in Oklahoma).