An event to celebrate the installation of the broadband tower will be held Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
KING HILL, ID – December 20, 2021 – Elmore County is excited to announce they have received an $431,748.00 grant to provide unprecedented broadband access to Elmore County residents. A celebratory event for the new tower will be held, Tuesday December 21, at 10 a.m. at the King Hill Presbyterian Church. This project is made possible through CARES Act funding and a Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) and a collaboration between Idaho Department of Commerce and Region IV Development Association. Broadband will be made possible through White Cloud Communications, who have recently installed the tower in King Hill.
The community is invited to attend the event, with speakers such as Idaho Department of Commerce Director Tom Kealey, Representative Megan Blanksma, representatives from White Cloud Communications, Elmore County and Region IV Development.
WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2021 AT 10 A.M. WHERE: KING HILL, IDAHO – 5381 MAIN ST KING HILL, ID 83633 WHO: REPRESENTATIVES FROM IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, WHITE CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS, ELMORE COUNTY, AND REGION IV DEVELOPMENT
“Access to reliable broadband services across the State of Idaho is vital for economic growth opportunities and business sustainability, especially in our rural communities,” said Region IV Development Association President and CEO Jeff McCurdy. “It enhances community services, education, business, and our way of life. We are thrilled we have been able to partner with Elmore County to enhance broadband services in their community.”
The CARES Act funding received by the State of Idaho is funding project like the one in Elmore County that create and retain local jobs and result in purposeful outcomes, including distance learning, telehealth, public safety, commerce, and overall well-being. The CFAC Broadband Grant initiative grant program (the “Program for Telehealth”) is designed to meet the CARES Act criteria, and help Idaho rebound from the COVID-19 Emergency.