OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Lake Region Technology & Communications (LRTC) would like to build its fiber to the home (FTTH) in the city of Wagoner, Ok. We currently offer internet, home phone, and television service to the town's borders on our electric distribution lines. We provide a complete fiber network with matched-up and download speeds from 100 to 1000 Mbps. Over 3,497 homes and 200 businesses would benefit from our service to improve learning online, working from home, remote health care, and promoting a higher quality of life. Our project is shovel-ready.
Wagoner is a beautiful city with a population of 8,920 located in Northeast Ok. It is the gateway to Fort Gibson Lake. It has a hospital and several healthcare facilities. Wagoner has a poverty rate of 20.5%. Wagoner has diverse ethnic groups that include Native American, White, Hispanic, African American, Asian, and many others. The citizens of Wagoner suffered in the pandemic for a lack of high-speed, reliable internet. There are currently two aged-out copper networks that are the only options for much of the city. LRTC is shovel-ready to take on this endeavor.
We have already approached the city council, many of them were familiar with our service outside city limits. We will send postcards, use signage, print, radio ads and even knock on doors to encourage sign-ups. Once construction begins, take rates will soar. That has been LRTC's experience in the past.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Broadband: ?Last Mile? projects
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
LRTC has received CAFII funding and been approved for RDOF funding for census blocks not included in the city of Wagoner.
Small business (<$5M revenue annually)
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »