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UNITED CONTINUES MIDDLE TENNESSEE FIBER EXPANSION AND REACTS TO GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BROADBAND PLAN

2/1/2017

United announced another new fiber pre-registration zone in the southeastern portion of Williamson County.  This is the seventh area United has earmarked for new fiber services since December.  Concord Forest subdivision includes approximately 125 homes on Forest Trail Drive, Heather Place, Quiet Lane, and Ridgewood Lane. “This is just one of many legacy neighborhoods in our service area we plan to convert to fiber services in 2017 under our Middle Tennessee Connectivity Initiative” said United President and CEO, William Bradford.  

This latest fiber project announcement comes just days after Tennessee Governor, Bill Haslam, announced a new plan aimed at increasing broadband access through targeted investment, deregulation, and education.  United President and CEO weighed in on the announcement, “We are pleased to see Governor Haslam and other state leaders present a comprehensive plan to expand broadband deployment in rural areas of Tennessee.  We were invited to meet with the Governor’s broadband taskforce a few months ago to discuss potential solutions regarding broadband availability gaps in rural areas across the state. Under our Middle Tennesee Connectivity Initiative, plans are already underway to bring fiber to thousands of locations in several rural Tennessee counties.  We are hopeful the state's program will help us speed fiber deployment and include more fiber expansion areas over the next few years.  Other State Programs like this have been very successful in solving the challenging economics of building and maintaining fiber networks in rural areas.  We look forward to seeing the final details of the Governor’s plan.”

For more information on United Communications and future fiber expansion plans, visit www.united.net.