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Cherokee County Broadband Kickoff Meeting slated for Aug. 12

CHEROKEE CO., August 11, 2014-- Cherokee County begins its efforts in the development of the county broadband plan which will be incorporated into the East Texas Regional Plan. The Cherokee County Kickoff is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, at 9:30 a.m., at the Rusk Civic Center, located at 555 Euclid Street, in Rusk. The entire county is invited and encouraged to attend the kickoff to help develop and complete the broadband initiative for Cherokee County.

With the guidance of Connected Texas and ETCOG, communities will join to become a planning team to generate a locally endorsed blueprint that will guide efforts to accelerate the availability and use of technology. This planning effort will guide the creation of a more robust business environment, more effective community and economic development, improved healthcare, increased educational opportunities, and more efficient government.

The Kickoff meeting will not only inform local governments, local businesses, schools, and residents of the efforts, but also be a first-step workshop to gather critical information about internet needs in Cherokee County.

In order to ensure the success of the project, residents are asked to join and share information on personal and business needs for internet service in the rural areas. 

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