Fiber for Warren
10:14AM October 23, 2019
NCTC joins forces with Warren RECC to offer high-speed internet in rural Warren County
Today, NCTC and Kentucky based electric cooperative Warren RECC announced a pilot project that will bring high-speed internet to some areas of rural Warren County. In a newly formed collaboration, Warren RECC will lease dark fiber along their new fiber optic communications backbone to NCTC. NCTC will offer up to a gigabit internet service across Warren RECC’s Fiber to the Home (FTTH) to Warren RECC members in the pilot area. The project allows the two organizations to combine their resources and decades of experience to offer affordable, high-speed internet services in a new area and to improve the quality of life for Warren RECC members in the area. If the pilot is successful, the companies hope to expand their partnership.
“Providing high-speed internet in rural areas has been and continues to be an important issue nationwide. It’s a difficult proposition. If it wasn’t, the large companies would be there already. Fortunately, we have been able to develop a model we think will work and we look forward to analyzing the results,” said Dewayne McDonald, President and CEO of Warren RECC. “Part of our mission is to improve the quality of life for our members. These pilots represent a giant leap in progress for our members, and we’re excited about the momentum.”
“We are very excited to announce this collaboration today. NCTC understands the importance of high-speed internet in today’s economy, and we are pleased to be part of a pilot project to bring that service to a new area in southeast Warren County,” said NCTC President and CEO Johnny McClanahan. “We appreciate WRECC’s effort to provide the fiber infrastructure that will allow NCTC to broaden its service area.”
NCTC will contact residents as soon as service is available. The pilot area includes approximately 800 Warren RECC members in southeast Warren County.
According to Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon, “Today is a great day for Warren County. For years we have struggled to get high-speed internet into the more rural areas of the county. I am thankful that these two companies came together with a common goal and created a solution. I look forward to receiving positive results from this pilot and I certainly hope that it will be successful enough to warrant expansion into other parts of the county. I applaud the hard work and vision of both of these companies, and their commitment to improving their communities.”
For more information on the pilot, visit www.fiberforwarren.com .