James Comer 2015WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/11/19) — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Kentucky District 2 and District 1 U.S. Rep. James Comer today announced that Logan Telephone Cooperative will be receiving a loan of $34.45 million from the USDA Rural Development program.

This investment will be used to upgrade a fiber-to-the-home telecommunications system within Butler, Logan, and Muhlenberg counties, according to a press release from Comer's office.

“Expanding rural broadband access is one of my top priorities as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,” said Guthrie. “This loan from the USDA Rural Development program will make it possible for Logan Telephone to continue its fiberoptic upgrades and expand service for rural Kentuckians. This will be a boon to Kentucky residents and businesses and I look forward to seeing the results.

“Thousands of residential and business customers will have access to higher-speed broadband internet through this significant Telecommunications Program loan," Comer said. "High-speed communications technology means more educational and economic opportunities for rural communities like those in Logan and Muhlenberg counties who are counting on access to critical infrastructure like this. I’m grateful Logan Telephone Cooperative Inc. has the opportunity to utilize these funds to expand rural broadband and ultimately improve the lives of folks in these communities.” 

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