$2.5 M ARC POWER Initiative broadband infrastructure grant awarded

US: Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a $2.5 M grant under the 2019 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative for the installation of 270 km (168 miles) of fiber from its corporate office in Gallipolis.

The project will connect the co-op’s substations located throughout six counties in the eastern portion of their service territory in southeastern Ohio.

The initiative will improve service reliability and security, and utilize available technologies among BREC’s substations, by providing a fiber infrastructure.

Source: My Daily Tribune