Ritter Communications receives $3.8 million grant to upgrade broadband in Tennessee

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Ritter Communications has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund – American Rescue Plan (TEBF-ARP) to bring high-speed 100% fiber internet services to communities in western Shelby County.

The company will use this grant to upgrade broadband services to residents in the Northaven, Locke, Cuba, Shelby Forest and West Union communities.

“Ritter Communications has demonstrated its commitment to bridging the digital divide in rural communities through similar grant programs,” said Ritter Communications President and CEO Alan Morse. “We are honored to continue that work in Tennessee and to partner with these communities to bring high-quality telecom services to more people, so they can access services they need to work, learn and thrive in today’s world.”

Additionally this month, Ritter Communications is completing a $14 million major network upgrade in 40 communities in West Tennessee and Northeast Arkansas. This investment in the network provides connectivity to customers with internet speeds up to one gigabit and includes unlimited data and superior reliability and security.