GUNTOWN, Miss. (WTVA) -- One town now has free internet access.
County Rd 1303 in Lee County now has a free Wi-Fi hotspot, courtesy of Tombigbee Fiber and funding from President Trump’s CARES Act.
It’s between Unity Baptist Church and the Unity Community Center.
Tombigbee Fiber’s spokesperson said this is the first of more projects to come.
“We just installed a hotspot Wi-Fi device in the Unity area of Lee County,” spokesperson Matt Fennell said.
Fennell explained the area needed help, and with CARES Act funding, Tombigbee Fiber is providing that help.
“It’s unserved or under-served, and we’re just trying to provide access, internet access for the community.”
Fennell explained they’re offering free fiber internet to the homes in the area because he said areas like this one need it the most. He said they have no other option for high-speed internet.
“We rolled this out just to help the community, and we think it’ll have a real good impact there.”
Fennell said with the CARES Act funding, the company will bring internet service to other neighborhoods as well. The company will open its next feeder west of Guntown in communities including Blair, Dumas, and Brices Cross Roads.