GREAT Grant Award for Macon County

Jeff Lee, LittleT Broadband

On August 31st, the NC Department of Information and Technology announced a third round of grants for the GREAT grant program. For Macon County, an award was granted to Frontier Communications.

Frontier’s application proposes to serve 2700 locations across the county (North, Central, and South) with new fiber to the home (premises) service. Per the rules of the GREAT program, Frontier will have until Dec 31, 2024 to complete this project and provide service to the above locations.

The Macon County Broadband Committee will be meeting with Frontier representatives in the coming weeks to go over their plans and build timeline in detail. As these discussions progress, agreements are signed, and more details become available, we will provide updates on how this program will affect Macon residents.