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Broadband cabling moves through area

Crews worked last week to lay fiber optic cable along Hwy. 37Crews worked last week to lay fiber optic cable along Hwy. 37. The $36 million DSL/broad band project will bring faster internet speeds to rural areas of northeast Texas. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) began offering the funds about three years ago. Peoples Telephone Cooperative was awarded the contract on Aug. 18, 2010, to lay more than 600 miles of fiber optic cable (including cabling for tie-in connections) For more details, see the March 15 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald