State grant could help Tuscaloosa County subdivision get internet access

Tuscaloosa neighborhood gets internet grant

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced the Glen Ridge subdivision will get a $29,000 grant to bring high speed internet to families there.

“The residents deserve kudos for this cause I think it’s their voices and their constant reminders to Charter that really got this going,” according to Tuscaloosa County Commissioner Mark Nelson. Nelson represents the area.

Two weeks ago, people living in Glen Ridge asked county commissioners for help getting a provider to offer internet service there.

“We have no internet. We did not find out that we had no internet or hard wire cable within the neighborhood until after we closed on the house,” Angie Denmark, a Glen Ridge resident explained.

According to the Governor’s office, Glen Ridge is one of 7 Alabama communities getting help under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund. It provides money for high speed internet in areas with 25,000 people or less.

WBRC contacted Charter this afternoon for some more information and are waiting for a response. We’ll let you know when work on providing internet to Glen Ridge could begin.

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