Where we’re building in 2021 is based on the grant funding we received from state and federal sources. We submitted grant applications for nearly every census block in our electric service area that met eligibility requirements. Because the grant funding we were awarded must be completed within two years, we are building in those areas first.
Several of our applications were challenged by other providers claiming that they either already offer broadband service there, or that they had received federal funding to build broadband service there. We fought hard and were able to disprove several of these challenges, especially the ones claiming that adequate service was already being offered. Regardless, we will build fiber internet to the entire Tipmont electric service area.