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ABOUT THE PROJECT

WHY BROADBAND?

HOW CAN I SIGN UP?

ABOUT THE PROJECT

On March 23, 2018, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which provided $600 million in Federal Funds for rural broadband deployment.​ The ReConnect Program is an innovative new pilot program that offers unique federal financing and funding options to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America that don't currently have sufficient access to broadband.

Bruce Telephone Company (BTC) is seeking funding from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) ReConnect Program, a division of the USDA, to expand our current network and provide high speed internet to the citizens of Houlka and parts of rural Calhoun & Chickasaw Counties. An internet connection is extremely important today, and as more of our lives are influenced by smart devices, the need for a high speed, reliable internet connection will only grow.

 

WHY BROADBAND?

BUSINESSES

  • Connect with customers & vendors

  • Expand your market beyond your brick & mortar

  • Increase sales through online market places

  • Provide extra income with an online, part time business

SCHOOLS

  • Expand classroom learning to other outlets

  • Incorporate college prep courses into curriculum

  • Students can research and apply for colleges and jobs

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Mississippi's motivated & hardworking workforce makes rural areas attractive for large manufacturing plants, but these manufacturers need reliable internet to survive and compete

TELEMEDICINE

  • Rural areas can receive world class care from doctors in other locations via video conferencing

FARMERS

  • Sell crops online, expanding market

  • Implement automation devices to monitor livestock & poultry 24/7/365

KEEPING IN TOUCH

  • Connect with friends and family via social media and email

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Stream your favorite movies, TV shows & music, anytime

  • game online

AUTOMATION

  • Secure your home with the addition of automation products like video doorbells, security cameras, and security systems.

OTHER

  • Access any information at any time

  • Shop online

  • Start or finish a college degree

  • Apply for jobs

 

HOW YOU CAN SIGN UP

FARMS & BUSINESSES

Complete this survey and return to our office. If you do not have a printer, we have the forms available at our office. 

1. By Mail:
BTC Cal-Chick Build
P.O. Box 489
Bruce, MS 38915

2. Email:

Scan and email your form to: Deanna@brucetelephone.com

 

3. Pick up:

Give us a call at 662-983-4343, and we
will come by and pick up your form.

EVERYONE

Complete this questionnaire. We'll need a valid physical address, as well as a way to contact you when service is available in your area.