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Roane County Executive Ron Woody, left, and Commissioner Ben Wilson discuss a resolution to terminate the county’s license agreement with TVA during Monday’s Commission meeting.

The Roane County Commission met in regular session on Monday and approved two resolutions that commits around $1.5 million of American Rescue Plan money for broadband.

“Roane County’s investment in broadband is investment worthy by the increase over time in property value, business and personal development due to the amenity of high speed internet access and allowing owners to work from home,” both resolutions state. “The ability to conduct business from home and improve educational opportunities is also a major benefit.”