Edmonson Voice Report:
South Central Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (SCRTC) has been deploying fiber optics throughout Edmonson County with assistance from state and federal grant funding awarded to the cooperative in June of 2022. A second phase of new construction to cover additional parts of the county began about ten months ago in March of 2023. Subsequently, this has allowed over seventy miles of new buried and aerial fiber optic infrastructure throughout expanded areas that will have the ability to provide advanced broadband communication services to this rural community.
SCRTC is now prepared to offer fiber optic services for homes and businesses along some of these new routes. If you live around the following areas and are interested in fast, reliable internet service with symmetrical speeds of 500 Mbps or more, complete an inquiry form at scrtc.com/edmonson or call (270) 678-2111:
“We encourage folks to go to our website at scrtc.com/edmonson and fill out a service inquiry form.” said Jeff Eaton, General Manager of the cooperative. “We are releasing new routes of this project almost weekly. “Now is the time to get your service order in to get the process started.” He added.
The site scrtc.com/edmonson was created to make people aware of the areas in Edmonson County that are included in this grant, and to let them know when service might be available. In an effort to keep folks up to date, SCRTC has recently revised its territory map associated with this webpage to include all southern portions of this build-out that are now available. This Google map, accessible by scanning the QR Code, shows two areas. Everything in the violet shaded areas south of Brownsville around the Edmonson County Ambulance Service is now serviceable by SCRTC.
Territories still shaded in red, north of that location, including Hwy 259 northbound through the Lindseyville, Kyrock and Sweeden communities, as well as Nolin Dam Rd including Brier Creek Rd and Union Light Rd areas are currently in its finishing stages of construction. SCRTC hopes to be able to start making service orders for those residences and businesses within the foreseeable future. “We will continue to update our website as new routes north of Brownsville become available,” said Eaton. “Keep checking back at scrtc.com/edmonson. It won’t be long.”
Digital TV through My Stream TV, traditional land-line telephone service, and an array of residential and business solutions are also part of what SCRTC can offer. To sign up for service, or for questions about your specific location and availability, please call SCRTC at (270) 678-2111.