Jo-Carroll Energy’s (JCE) broadband division, Sand Prairie, was awarded a $4.6 million grant in Round Two in Connect Illinois grant funds.
This grant is the fourth the cooperative has received for its fiber to the premises projects. It will enable construction to bring Sand Prairie fiber to approximately 625 households, businesses or farms in rural portions of Whiteside, Carroll and Jo Daviess counties. This project includes rural areas north of Mount Carroll and areas of Fenton, Fulton, Garden Plain and Albany and will build out 146.8 miles of fiber.
The grant will be combined with JCE matching funds bringing the total project to $9,377,681.