Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Construction work is scheduled to begin this week on a $23.7 million plan to provide high-speed broadband Internet access to about 3,000 Callaway County homes and businesses.
The area includes much of Fulton stretching along State Route F to include the Millersburg area.
Money to finance the project came from a $16.6 million Rural Utility Service grant to Socket Telecom LLC of Columbia from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a $7.1 million loan from the USDA to make up Socket’s 30 percent share of the cost of the $23.7 million project.
A Socket spokesman said several miles of conduit piping for fiber optic cabling has been delivered.