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Show your support of Forked Deer Connect!  

FDC has applied for a grant through the TN Department of Economic and Community Development. If awarded the grant, we will be able to bring high-speed internet and broadband services to your area faster. Our application has been submitted, but there are still a few more steps to take. The applications are currently under a "Public Comment Period." We are encouraging any residents, business owners or other community members to submit a comment supporting our fiber project by December 20, 2018.


 Here is how you can help! 

  1. Follow this link: https://www.tn.gov/ecd/rural-development/tennessee-broadband-grant-initiative/tnecd-broadband-accessibility-grant.html
  2. Scroll down to the white box displaying the timeline.
  3. Click on the "Public Comment" tab.
  4. Scroll down to the "Comment on Application" section.
  5. Select the term that describes you (most likely, you will select resident, business owner or other community member)
  6. Fill out each blank with the requested information.
  7. "Organization and Title"      -If you are commenting on behalf of your work (business owner, teacher, farmer, etc.) you may list your place of employment and job title. If you are a resident, you may list "resident" as both organization and title.
  8. "Which application are you commenting on?"     -Select application 16- Forked Deer FTTH Project
  9. Enter your comments in support of Forked Deer Connect in the "Explain" box. This can be a brief explanation about your need for or lack of high-speed internet access. Please feel free to use personal stories to show how high-speed internet will benefit your family, business, or the community.
  10. Click "Submit Form" and you are done! 


We appreciate your support of the Forked Deer Connect fiber project and grant application. Please spread the word and encourage your friends to consider submitting a supportive comment on behalf of FDC! For more information, please call 800-584-9222.  

*Don't forget that preregistration is now open. Add your name to the list here: https://forkeddeerconnect.com/get-involved

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