Troy Cablevision, Inc.

Southeast Alabama SmartBand - Rural Broadband for Economic Development and Energy Management

Troy Cablevision, a competitive local exchange carrier in Alabama, proposes to deploy a fiber-optic network to
provide a critical new broadband route between four southeast Alabama counties—Pike, Crenshaw, Coffee, and
Dale—and key Internet points of presence, or “on-ramps” to the global Internet, in Montgomery and Dothan,
Alabama. Community-serving organizations in all six areas typically lack Internet access at the speeds
necessary to provide key services like Next Generation 911, distance learning, and telemedicine. Troy
Cablevision has also formed a public-private partnership with the South Alabama Electric Cooperative to enable
advanced “smartgrid” energy management services for 17,000 electricity consumers in Crenshaw, Pike, and
Coffee Counties, significantly improving energy efficiency in the region. The network plans to support economic
growth by providing redundant rings, including two backhaul routes to Atlanta, enabling the high-capacity,
reliable broadband capabilities required to attract major businesses to the region.

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$26,068,284
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Troy Cablevision, Inc. connected approximately 140 community anchor institutions to its network through June 2013. Troy’s Southeast Alabama SmartBand -Rural Broadband for Economic Development and Energy Management project is deploying a 474-mile fiber optic network to provide broadband infrastructure in six southeast Alabama counties: Pike, Crenshaw, Coffee, Dale, Montgomery, and Dothan. Community anchor institutions in the six counties, including public safety entities, K-12 schools, libraries, community colleges, healthcare facilities, and government buildings, typically lack Internet access at the speeds necessary to provide key services like Next Generation 911, distance learning, and telemedicine. Troy Cablevision also formed a public-private partnership with the South Alabama Electric Cooperative to enable advanced “smartgrid” energy management services for approximately 17,000 electricity consumers in Crenshaw, Pike, and Coffee counties, significantly improving energy efficiency in the region. Troy plans to support economic growth by providing redundant fiber rings, including two backhaul routes to Atlanta, enabling the high-capacity, reliablebroadband capabilities required to attract businesses to the region.

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