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August 9, 2006

Albany-- The city of Albany and local schools joined forces to try to make The Good Life City a wireless broadband city.  

The city is working with Albany State, Albany Tech and Darton College. They're applying for grants from the One Georgia Authority and the Georgia Technology Authority to implement a community-wide wireless broadband network.

The services would help the city keep up with technological advances. It would also promote economic development, improve city and county government services and expand internet access to education.  

"That will open up the internet and all of it's possibilities to everyone in our community and if Albany wants to stay competitive with other cities our size whether it's in our state or in our region, broadband wireless is where our future is going to lie," says Kathryn Murchison of Albany Tech.  

The cost of the service would range between 5 and 40 dollars. Implementation of the first phase would begin between January and June of next year.  

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