Logan Telephone Cooperative General Manager Greg Hale made a very big announcement Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, that will forever affect the future of areas in Logan County. One of the biggest announcements was that the cities of Adairville, Auburn and Lewisburg are now considered Gig-cities thanks to the foresight and commitment to community from the Logan Telephone Co-op.
Logan Telephone Cooperative will now provide Gigabit broadband services in areas where the company has deployed their fiber-to-the-premise network including the cities of Auburn, Adairville, and Lewisburg. The Cooperative has made more than $20 million of new fiber investment since 2013. This investment has led to the availability of world-class Internet services including the new Gigabit offering.
The Cooperative has a distinguished history of providing excellent services to members. Past achievements include being the first company in the state to provide broadband to 100 percent of members and helping to bring excellent 4G wireless services to the area through its partnership in Bluegrass Cellular.
Hale said, “Fiber-to-the-premise is just the next step to make sure the Cooperative helps our community remain a leader in terms of economic development and quality of life for residents. We are proud to bring Gigabit services to our communities, which we believe are some of the best places in the world to live, work, start a business, and raise a family.”
Many distinguished guests attended a special reception at the Logan Telephone headquarters announcing the new service. The mayors of the three new Gig-cities were presented with plaques to display at each city hall and State Representative Martha Jane King spoke about the impact that broadband can have on a community.
“I am so excited about this announcement I almost can’t contain myself,” said Rep. King. “This adventure is taking Logan County into the future. It is bringing us to the world and the world to us. This type of infrastructure is sought throughout the state o Kentucky. Logan Telephone Cooperative has stepped up and is investing in the community for generations to come. I wish we had more Cooperatives like Logan Telephone. This shows the corporate world what a good relationship is all about. It’s one of the greatest accomplishments of today. I am proud of Logan Telephone Cooperative and Logan County as a whole.”
Gigabit service is available immediately to any Logan Telephone member that is served with fiber optic cable. The Cooperative plans to continue to invest to serve as many members as possible with fiber in the future.
Mayors Donna Blake (Adairville), Mike Hughes (Auburn), and Bert Adler (Lewisburg) were all very thankful to Logan Telephone Cooperative for bringing their cities into the future.
“This is significant,” said Mayor Hughes. “Logan telephone stepped out on a limb for this community. They are an excellent advocate for Logan County and this recent commitment will increase the ability for economic dollars to come into our community. This is yet another tool as a mayor I will definitely be using.”
Mayor Blake and Adler both thanked Logan Telephone Cooperative saying it was amazing what they had done for their cities.
“I remember a day when we didn’t have telephones,” said Mayor Blake. “We don’t think about the importance of this, but this will affect our future generations.”
“This is a tremendous asset to our citizens,” said Adler. “This is one more step forward for our future.”
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.