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State invests $10.3 million in Whiteside and Carroll for broadband internet

Three area providers awarded money from Rebuild Illinois

Jo-Carroll Energy will use its $4.6 million Rebuild Illinois grant to bring Sand Prairie fiber to about 625 households, businesses or farms in rural portions of Whiteside, Carroll and Jo Daviess counties. As shown here, the project includes rural areas north of Mount Carroll as well as Fenton, Fulton, Garden Plain and Albany. The grant will be combined with JCE matching funds, bringing the total project to $9,377,681, with which it will It will build out 146.8 miles of fiber. Go to connectSP.com to learn more.

Jo-Carroll Energy and Sand Prairie Internet


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Kathleen Schultz

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.