Rural areas in western Jo Daviess County getting connected

Jo-Carroll Energy is working to get rural areas in western Jo Daviess County connected. The utility company announced it has recieved a $14 million grant to bring high-speed fiber internet to large portions of East Dubuque and Galena as part of the federal ReConnect program. The grant will largely assist the farming communities of Jo Daviess County, which struggle most with gaining access to internet service providers, according to a press release. Construction for the selected areas is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.