Phoenix-based Altius Broadband said Tuesday that it had signed a contract to begin construction on a wireless broadband service network in four eastern Kentucky counties.

The company will work with the Breathitt, Estill, Lee, and Powell Regional Technology Authority on the project.

Altius won a request for proposal to build out the broadband network in the rural areas of Breathitt, Estill, Lee and Powell counties, according to a statement.

The contract allows the construction phase of the project to begin. Preliminary work, including securing access to water tank and tower locations for equipment installation, has already begun, the statement said.

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