Peoples Telephone Cooperative

East Texas Medical and Educational Fiber Optic Network

The East Texas Medical and Educational Fiber Optic Network, proposed by Peoples Telephone Cooperative,
plans to deploy broadband service to educational, healthcare, and government organizations across an
economically distressed 13-county area in eastern Texas. The project plans to connect community anchor
institutions, especially hospitals, in Camp, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Rains, Red River,
Smith, Titus, Van Zandt, and Wood Counties to one another and to the University of Texas Health Science
Center at Tyler, which serves as the region’s hub for medical care and education.

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One of the project’s broadband routers located in the Tampa data center North Florida Broadband Authority

In June 2011, the North Florida Broadband Authority began construction on Phase I of the...

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