OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Lake Region Technology & Communications (LRTC) would like to build its fiber to the home (FTTH) in Porter, 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. Two hundred sixty-six homes, eighteen businesses, and one school would benefit from our service to improve learning online, working from home, remote health care, and promoting a higher quality of life.
Porter is located in Northeast Oklahoma, consisting of 566 people, 267 homes, 18 businesses, including a state tag agent and a post office. The city has a poverty rate of 17.5 %. The town has diverse ethnic groups; White, American Indian, Hispanic, and African American. Like all small, rural cities in Oklahoma, Porter had its fair share of problems during the pandemic. At the top of that list was no affordable, fast, reliable internet to stay connected with the world to work, learn and visit as healthy as possible.
We have already approached the city council; many of them were familiar with our service outside city limits, they overwhelmingly approved LRTC's FTTH to Porter. We will send postcards, use signage 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 received a CAFII and RDOF grant for census blocks that did not include the city of Porter.
Small business (<$5M revenue annually)
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »