High-speed Internet coming to East Texas

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - By Donna McCollum - email

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - High-speed Internet is expected to be more readily available for rural residents in East Texas.

The government's broadband initiative act calls underserved areas "the digital divide." Many consumers call dial-up a royal pain.

NDemand, a provider of broadband Internet, is installing tower equipment now.

The high-speed Internet signals will serve residents from Timpson to Hemphill.

"For the East Texas area, it will bring jobs with us bringing in installers, local marketing," company president Brian Doyle said. "And it also brings in further business that requires bandwidth and Internet access in order to grow."

"There will be 17 total towers when we're finished with the deployment, but we plan to expand off those towers in the other area," Bill Oates, with the company's operations, said.

No satellite, phone,cellular or cable services are necessary to receive the new technology.

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