Broadband Making its Way to Rural Texoma - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Broadband Making its Way to Rural Texoma

A federal stimulus project is gaining momentum in Texoma. A groundbreaking ceremony held today in Burkburnett is the first step toward creating hundreds of jobs and bringing broadband access to rural Texoma.

"These networks are going to serve these communities for the next hundred years," said Brad Worthington, President & COO, NTS Communications.

Pride Network recently received three loan and grant combinations through the US Department of Agriculture. Pride Network is joining forces with NTS Communications to build the infrastructure needed to support broadband technology in Burkburnett, Iowa Park and Wichita Falls.

"The initial construction phase of this project we're estimating about 400 jobs for the total course of construction," said Worthington.

The $20 million project is expected to take 3 years and officials say the 100 megabits per second service will do more than just give your Internet connection high-speed capabilities. Officials say it will spawn job growth and will help rural communities improve healthcare and educational services.

"This community with the next generation fiber optics premise product they'll be competitive with anyone on the planet literally the new York's of the world the Los Angeles of the world the Tokyo's of the world," said Worthington.

Once construction is finished the permanent count of employment will drop down to 20 jobs,but officials expect the number to grow by hundreds as the service expands.

For more information about job opportunities with NTS communications go to www.ntscom.com


Samantha Jordán, Newschannel 6.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Lake Arrowhead State Park visitors boost local economy

    Lake Arrowhead State Park visitors boost local economy

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:22:12 GMT
    (Source:KAUZ)(Source:KAUZ)

    Lake Arrowhead State Park visitors bring a boost to the Falls. 

    Lake Arrowhead State Park visitors bring a boost to the Falls. 

  • Good News: The Boy Scouts of America Honors Wichitan

    Good News: The Boy Scouts of America Honors Wichitan

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-07-18 03:49:48 GMT
    Scouts, young and old, came together Tuesday to honor an institution in the Northwest Texas Council.       W.M. "Bill" Thacker Jr. joined boy scouts as a youth, and at 94 years old is still actively helping to scout in 12 councils.      So during a special lunch, July 17, 2018, he was recognized for his continued support with the Chief Scouter of Council Award and also given a 50 year Veterans Award.       &nbs...
    Scouts, young and old, came together Tuesday to honor an institution in the Northwest Texas Council.       W.M. "Bill" Thacker Jr. joined boy scouts as a youth, and at 94 years old is still actively helping to scout in 12 councils.      So during a special lunch, July 17, 2018, he was recognized for his continued support with the Chief Scouter of Council Award and also given a 50 year Veterans Award.       &nbs...
  • Downtown WF crosswalk project a step forward for local artists

    Downtown WF crosswalk project a step forward for local artists

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-18 03:44:35 GMT
    (Source: KAUZ)(Source: KAUZ)
    (Source: KAUZ)(Source: KAUZ)

    Tuesday, Wichita Falls City Council gave Downtown Wichita Falls Development the green light to paint crosswalks downtown. Hand drawn paintings made by local artists will fill the cross sections of 7th and 9th on Scott, Indiana and Ohio. 

    Tuesday, Wichita Falls City Council gave Downtown Wichita Falls Development the green light to paint crosswalks downtown. Hand drawn paintings made by local artists will fill the cross sections of 7th and 9th on Scott, Indiana and Ohio. 

Powered by Frankly