T-Mobile Awards $50,000 Hometown Grant For Downtown Atmore Project

September 24, 2021

Atmore is one of 25 small towns awarded a “Hometown Grant” from T-Mobile.

Atmore will use the $50,000 to provide an internet technology lab as well as computer furnishings which will be located in the former Atmore Hardware store on Main Street.

The downtown hardware store and adjacent Strand Theatre are under renovation. The hardware store will become a flexible community space, while the theatre will be restored to its early 1920s glory.

The T-Mobile Hometown Grants are being awarded across the county “to jumpstart vital community development projects to re-energize these towns and build upon what makes them unique,” according to the carrier.

“These incredible projects spark innovation, ingenuity and hard work that have always been the hallmark of our nation’s small towns,” said Jon Freier, executive vice president of Consumer Group at T-Mobile. “From beautifying historic Main Streets to building all-new retail spaces, pop-ups and parks … this is part of our commitment to rural America, and we can’t wait to see all these creative plans come to life.”

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3 Responses to “T-Mobile Awards $50,000 Hometown Grant For Downtown Atmore Project”

  1. Jim on September 25th, 2021 3:36 pm

    Thanks to the mayor of Atmore for bridging that gap, allowing big steps to move forward and improving the future of Atmore’s well needed wireless internet.

  2. Susan on September 24th, 2021 1:42 pm

    Me personally I am impressed with T-Mobile in our local area as of lately. They have happily gotten me out of the burden of satellite internet with there new Home Internet service with 5g speeds approaching 250mbps.

  3. James on September 24th, 2021 9:31 am

    T-Mobile needs to use some of that money to install a tower in the Brewton area. All of Brewton and up US31 to Evergreen is dead on the T-Mobile network.

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