Georgia is awarding $234 million in federal COVID-19 relief fund to construct broadband internet to rural locations.
The federal government should give Georgia and other states more time to submit corrections to new maps that show where broadband service does not reach, Georgia’s congressional delegation urged in a letter Wednesday.
Communities across a swath of central and west Georgia can look forward to high-speed fiber optic internet following the announcement of a $36 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Tanzanian authorities installed the high-speed broadband network on the slopes of Africa's tallest mountain last week and say it should reach the summit by the end of this year.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is awarding $408 million from federal coronavirus relief funds to expand high-speed internet access in rural parts of the state. The Republican governor said Tuesday that the 49 winners will match the spending with $330 million of their own money.
Thursday on Political Rewind: We turn our attention to the issues people of rural Georgia face. For many years, political leaders routinely talked about the two Georgias: the prosperous Metro Atlanta region and the vast majority of the state’s geography where prosperity was out of reach for many. The phrase went out of favor in political circles because it seemed divisive and discouraging of change. But the problems remain and can’t be easily ignored.
Many people in rural areas couldn't migrate their lives online when the pandemic hit because they lacked fast internet. Tribes in Alaska are now using new federal funding to install broadband.
The research shows that across 152 counties, 38% of Black residents in the rural South have no home internet access, compared to 23% of white residents.
The $3.2 billion temporary pandemic program will last for up to six months after the pandemic is over or until the funds run out.
Vice President Harris is leading the White House push on a $100 billion broadband plan — an assignment that could burnish her deal-making bona fides, but also comes with some political risks.
About 80,000 customers of electrical cooperatives across an 18-county area south of Atlanta will have new access to high-speed internet in coming years.
A recent survey by the University of Georgia finds that 16 percent of Georgians don’t have access to a high-speed internet connection. The vast majority...