Yellowhammer Network coming to Dallas County

Published 5:30 am Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Yellowhammer Network is closing in on bringing its Fiber Optics Network to Dallas County.

In separate meetings, the City Councils of Selma and Valley Grande both agreed to bring Yellowhammer Network into the area. 

On Nov. 14, the Selma city council approved a deal with Yellowhammer Network and Yellowhammer CEO George Henry said the Queen City held the key for the entire county to operate effectively. New jobs would be added under a deal worth $45 million.

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Henry said the main office will be at Selma University. Henry also said his office will be on the second floor of the Dallas County Courthouse.

“I’m grateful to partner with Yellowhammer Networks,” Selma University President Dr. Stanford Angion said. “We’re excited about the program.”

Henry said that he enjoyed working with Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. on bringing the Network to Selma.

At Valley Grande, the city council suspended the rules to approve Ordinance 2023-165 on Nov. 20. At the Nov. 6 council meeting, Henry presented the council with details of a request for a right of way for a digital infrastructure to operate an end-to-end fiber network.

The council saw a footprint of the map, which the network will cover the entire city. Labbe said he likes the potential.