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Infrastructure

Utility Providers & Costs in Jacksonville

Electric- Texas is a deregulated elective choice state.  Consumers have the right to compart electric rates and plans to best fit their needs.  Freedom Equipment will fall into the commercial/industrial rate class.  Please visit: http://powertochoose.org to find various plans, contracts and terms.

Natural Gas – Residents of the City of Jacksonville are served by Centerpoint Energy.

Telephone/Cellular Phone Service – Land lines in the city are serviced by Verizon.  Several cellular phone companies have retail stores in Jacksonville.

Water/Sewer/Trash Pick-up – These services are provided to residents by the City of Jacksonville.  Residential water rates are $13.76 for a minimum of 2,000 gallons.  For all water used over 2,000 gallons/month, $0.259 per 100 gallons.  The residential garbage fee is $14.86 per month.

Cable/Satellite Television – Suddenlink is the cable provider for Jacksonville.  At least 95% of the residents in the city, and some household located outside the city limits, have access to Suddenlink service.  Any area served by cable can also be served by high-speed internet and telephone.  Residents needing high-speed internet access outside the city can be served by CKS Wireless.  Satellite service is available from numerous satellite companies in the area.

Transportation

Affordable, accessible and dependable transportation systems are vital to every business.  Jacksonville is perfectly situated geographically for your business to take advantage of major highway and rail transport. 

Located 125 miles southeast of Dallas, 125 miles southwest of Shreveport, and 180 miles north of Houston, the city is easily accessible to major urban markets via Interstate 20.  Highways 69, 79, 175 and lines from the Union Pacific Railroad all run through Jacksonville.

From Jacksonville, common carrier can get your product to markets of some 16 million people within 24 hours. 

Jacksonville is fortunate to have an airport within a few miles of the city limits.  Cherokee County Airport is located 7 miles south on highway 69.  The county-owned airport operates one asphalt runway, Runway 14/32, which measures 5,011 feet in length and 75 feet in width.  The airport is equipped with hangars and fuel service.