UPDATE: Sen. Ossoff Secures Historic High-Speed Internet Expansion for Georgia

Sen. Ossoff delivers $250 million to boost high-speed internet for families & businesses across the state

Sen. Ossoff traveled across Georgia last month to brief communities on the expansion

Today, the State of Georgia announced distribution of Federal broadband funding

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is delivering a historic expansion of high-speed internet for Georgia families and businesses.

Sen. Ossoff secured $250 million through the American Rescue Plan to expand high-quality internet access to families, small businesses, farms, and schools across Georgia.

Today, the state of Georgia awarded $234 million of the historic investment secured by Sen. Ossoff to expand high-speed internet access for families and businesses across the state.

“This broadband expansion is crucial for children who are doing schoolwork at home in the afternoons and for small businesses and farmers. We want to make sure every community in Georgia benefits from high-speed internet access,” Sen. Ossoff said.

Find a list of broadband expansion grants below:

CountyAwardeeLocationsCapital Project Fund Award
BanksSpectrum Southeast3,984$7,449,644.00
BartowComcast Cable Communications2,934$6,710,886.31
Burke Comcast Cable Communications6,082 $16,650,527.51 
Carroll Comcast Cable Communications3,173 $9,861,589.46 
Clay Windstream Georgia Communications1,216$6,619,005.00
Clinch Windstream Georgia Communications1,665$11,896,605.00 
CoffeeSatilla Rural Electric Membership Corporation2,533 $5,600,309.37 
DecaturMediacom3,698 $13,351,884.50 
Floyd Comcast Cable Communications2,987 $13,548,056.48 
Glascock Comcast Cable Communications706 $7,492,243.56 
Gordon Comcast Cable Communications4,385 $4,400,000.00 
Grady Grady Electric Membership Corporation3,620 $9,304,206.30
Hancock Comcast Cable Communications2,252 $2,952,690.02 
HaralsonSpectrum Southeast2,557 $5,538,062.00 
JacksonComcast Cable Communications5,331 $5,331,000.00 
JeffersonSpectrum Southeast5,295$10,334,969.00
MadisonSpectrum Southeast4,033$18,409,575.00
Mitchell Mitchell Electric Membership Corporation4,280 $11,942,213.50
OglethorpeSpectrum Southeast2,972 $7,919,616.00 
Randolph Windstream Georgia Communications1,116 $11,859,914.00
Schley Windstream Georgia Communications512 $4,507,315.00
Twiggs Cox Communications Georgia1,196$8,135,793.00
WheelerGlenwood Telephone Company608 $4,864,941.00
WilcoxIrwin Electric Membership Corporation (partnership)100$433,109.56
WilcoxMiddle Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (partnership)674 $2,504,169.29
WilkinsonOconee Electric Membership Corporation1,134 $2,597,166.00
WorthMitchell Electric Membership Corporation3,093  $9,044,693.92
TOTAL 76,698$234,250,347.96

Earlier this year, Sen. Ossoff secured upgrades for broadband connectivity across Central Georgia and North Georgia.

Through the bipartisan infrastructure law, Sen. Ossoff also championed the expansion of the Affordable Connectivity Program, which has helped more than 350,000 low-income Georgians afford internet service.

Georgians can find more information about the Affordable Connectivity Program and learn how to apply here.


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