OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
more than 24 months
CimTel requests funding to deploy a fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) network to provide reliable, affordable, high-speed broadband service to over 1,700 locations in Osage and Pawnee Counties including numerous anchor institutions such as police departments, fire stations, municipal buildings, schools, libraries, and health care facilities. The project includes the communities of Fairfax, Hominy, and Pawnee. We currently serve these areas and are eager to upgrade them to FTTP.
The populations to be served by our project are in rural areas, all on tribal land, without access to reliable, affordable high-speed broadband. Because they lack access to broadband, they were disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since, without reliable broadband, they could not engage in remote learning, remote work, or telehealth. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic intensified the need for broadband access in these areas. The ARPA grant would enable us to deploy FTTP to meet the demands of the new, post-COVID-19 market. CimTel's project areas include areas that are both unserved and underserved and are not funded by other broadband programs.
We will measure project performance by tracking construction progress, expenditures, and the number of locations built to each quarter. Once we activate customers, we can perform speed and network performance tests. We will provide reports on progress, expenditures, locations served, and speed and performance tests, as needed.
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
High cost universal service support from the FCC
Other business enterprise (>$5M revenue, annually)
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »