Williamson County broadband buffering? Leaders say change is coming.

The communication leader pointed to a slide. William Bradford, vice president of United Communications, said the blue areas, mostly in rural western Williamson County, are where internet service will soon be available, thanks to $14 million in state-distributed federal funds.

Bradford was joined on the Franklin stage by Middle Tennessee Electric President Chris Jones and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson.

The Tuesday morning discussion: Broadband expansion in the county — part of the quarterly Franklin Tomorrow Breakfast with the Mayors.

Bradford talked after the presentation about how his company’s Project UNITE is “designed to get service to locations that didn’t have any broadband whatsoever. Primarily old DSL areas.

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“It was almost the entire western half of the county.”

He specifically pointed to areas around Fairview, New Hope, Burwood, Leiper’s Fork in the west, as well as southeastern areas of the county like Arrington and Triune that have small pockets without internet access.

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