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High-speed internet coming to rural areas

By Ben Roberts - bio | email

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) – Wednesday, the state and federal governments announced grants for Georgia broadband projects. The state is getting a total of $13 million from the stimulus act.

One of the awards, worth $5.1 million, will be combined with $1.7 million from Windstream to provide broadband services to more than a dozen towns in our area. Those towns are Alapaha, Ashburn, Berlin, Coolidge, Ellaville, Funston, Irwinville, McRae, Montezuma, Morven, Norman Park, Pavo, and Unadilla.

It's expected to benefit 44,000 people, 2000 businesses, and 120 community institutions.

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