The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Fiber for the future

Grants awarded to Evertek, Royal Telephone Co.

 

January 13, 2022

The grants from the governor's office will help Evertek and Royal Telephone Company expand their fiber networks to certain rural customers in their coverage area.

If a healthy dose of fiber is great for your diet, it's even better for internet speeds.

Local internet service providers Evertek and Royal Telephone Company know this firsthand. Now thanks to a grant from the governor's office, they will be able to expand their fiber network to rural customers in northwest Iowa.

"It was nice to see that money come back to us, a company that has been in the area for several years," said Evertek CEO Roxanne White. "We are excited for the opportunity we've been given."

Evertek was awarded more than $11.9 million to expand its fiber network in rural areas near...



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