Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced over $234 million in grant awards Wednesday that will expand broadband internet connectivity for homes and businesses in 28 counties through the Capital Projects Fund Grant Program.
The 29 awardees include 12 different internet service providers.
The state will open a second round of the Capital Projects Fund Grant Program this Spring for the five eligible counties (Calhoun, Echols, Johnson, Miller, and Webster counties) that did not receive an award.
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On August 12, 2022, Kemp announced the creation of the Capital Projects Fund Grant Program.
“Georgia is again leading the nation in identifying where the digital divide is the deepest and acting on that knowledge to improve service for hardworking people all the way from Seminole County to Gordon County and beyond,” Kemp said. “High-speed internet access is critical for both academic and economic opportunities, as well as overall quality of life. These projects announced today will go a long way to helping Georgians in some of the most unserved and underserved parts of the state become better connected.”
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The Governor’s Office of Planning & Budget and the Georgia Technology Authority worked together to identify the most unserved and underserved counties in the state and establish a grant program.
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