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Dickson County’s electric utility is moving closer to offering internet, and officials have customer cost estimates as well as possible initial service areas in mind, based on talks at a recent county commission meeting. 

Dickson Electric System General Manager Darrell Gillespie said in a recent statement “it is our desire to provide additional services that keep dollars local” but told the county mayor and commissioners that DES would “need all the support we can possibly get” if it decides to move forward. 

“I think sometime in late summer or early fall, we will be making critical decisions as to whether we continue to move forward, or what path we take,” Gillespie told the commission as well as school board members who joined the meeting online. 

Gillespie said the utility is seeking grant money as part of the project and added there are “several more hurdles we would have to