DCOS Secures $150,000 Grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation for Fiber Broadband Initiative



Snyder, TX - October 18, 2023 - The Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS) is thrilled to announce its selection as a grant recipient by the esteemed Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation. This generous $150,000 grant will propel the final design and construction of Snyder's revolutionary fiber optic broadband network, bringing the community one step closer to a digitally connected future.

The Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation, renowned for its philanthropic endeavors, is committed to supporting communities and fostering development projects. This significant grant underscores the Foundation's dedication to nurturing community growth and prosperity. Michelle Monse, President of the King Foundation, expressed her satisfaction, stating, "We are pleased to award $150,000 to the Development Corporation of Snyder. Our partnership with DCOS will contribute to Snyder's initiatives, particularly in expanding fiber broadband."

In today's digital age, high-speed internet access is a necessity for businesses and residents alike. The Fiber Broadband Initiative is set to transform Snyder by ushering in cutting-edge connectivity. Thanks to the substantial grant from the King Foundation, DCOS can expedite the implementation of the fiber optic network, meeting the escalating demand for faster, more reliable internet services.

Barbara Leatherwood, Executive Director of the Development Corporation of Snyder, shared her optimism for Snyder's future and emphasized the significance of this partnership. "By leveraging private/public partnerships such as the King Foundation and DCOS, we aim to address Snyder's needs and forge a brighter future for our community. Broadband is no longer a luxury; it is an essential part of everyday life for our local business owners and residents. The King Foundation Grant has propelled us another step forward in bringing a fiber network to Snyder's residents and businesses."

The grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation underscores Snyder's commitment to progress and innovation. The Fiber Broadband Initiative will unlock enhanced educational opportunities, telemedicine advancements, economic growth, and an overall improved quality of life for the community.

DCOS extends its heartfelt gratitude to the King Foundation for their visionary support and generosity, as well as their contribution to a brighter, digitally connected future for the Snyder community.

For more information about the Development Corporation of Snyder and the Fiber Broadband Initiative, please visit growsnyder.com or contact the office at 325-573-1544.

Media Contact:

Michelle Welsh
Administrative Assistant
Development Corporation of Snyder


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