WOW! gets $2.4M grant to expand rural Alabama fiber footprint

May 30, 2024
The cable MSO will use the new funding to expand its network in Houston and Henry Counties in southeastern Alabama, targeting underserved areas.

WOW! Internet, TV & Phone has accepted a $2.39 million grant through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) program to extend its fiber network to serve nearly a thousand homes in Houston and Henry Counties in southeastern Alabama.

These funds add to WOW!'s contribution of $1.02 million, for a total investment of $3.41 million.

Alabama’s ADECA program positively impacts Alabama communities through partnerships, grant programs, and services to spur community and economic development and enhance quality of life.

This grant will allow WOW! to primarily target underserved areas that can benefit from additional broadband options. In southeastern Alabama, WOW! currently serves the communities of Headland in Henry County and Dothan in Houston County.

"We thank ADECA for this generous grant to complement WOW!'s investment in the area as we look to offer more Alabama residents and businesses dependable options to meet their array of broadband needs, particularly in areas that currently have a lack of reliable and high-speed options," said Teresa Elder, CEO of WOW!.

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