Clay County awarded $30k grant for Rural Access Fiber Connectivity
From Clay County Commissioner Rob Peck
Clay County leadership is excited to announce the award of a $30,000.00 grant from Dogwood Health Trust to complete the expansion of broadband to the Clay County Recreation Park.
Clay County Government had previously been approved by the Southwest Commission for $53,500 of the $85,000 estimated project cost through the North Carolina Student Connect Program. The overall cost includes installation and device purchase.
The Clay County Recreational Park is a beautiful local resource located on the edge of Lake Chatuge. With exceptional views and endless opportunities for outdoor fun, the park is a frequent destination for both locals and visitors. This area is used by numerous families with children throughout the year and is a popular outdoor education spot for local schools. Lack of connectivity has been a detriment to this otherwise beautiful community resource.
The grant award will allow Clay County to expand and enhance our services at the park with no local dollars. While we value the outdoor recreational opportunities and the relaxation that comes with it, we recognize the importance of connectivity in our current high tech society.
As camping season begins this Friday, April 1st, guests should be pleasantly surprised with the increased quality of service, consistent with other capital improvements made in previous years to make our facilities a first class operation.