AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) — Another electric power association is on the verge of providing broadband internet to more people locally who have been without it.
General Manager Barry Rowland said its Elliot substation will provide service to Bigbee as well as areas near and along Highway 371 and Highway 45 in Central Grove.
"We can’t wait to hook up our first customer," said Rowland. "We just ask people to be patient."
The electric power association is able to offer the service in part with government coronavirus money aimed at getting internet to rural areas this year.
It also comes more than a year after some association members were upset with the association board for not initially moving forward toward offering the service. The board expressed concerns about whether the service would be financially feasible.
Another survey of customers led to the board giving the go ahead for the internet service.
Monroe County Electric said it will also sign up internet customers next Tuesday at the Cason Community Center and next Thursday at Greater New Prospect Church on Highway 45 south of Nettleton. Both events will run from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.