ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany city commissioners Tuesday voted to take over a telecommunications authority that is bringing high-speed internet to rural areas.
Commissioners approved a management agreement with the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority.
The plan is to bring better internet service to seven under-served counties.
"Some people there are still using dial up and it's hard to send a email on dial up so it hurts their commercial operations as well as residential. So its partnership to help them improve that," Tom Berry, Interim City Manager.
The deal could be voided if they can't beat a June 30th deadline to have the infrastructure in place.
SGRITA serves Baker, Calhoun, Early, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, and Terrell counties.