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:
|County||Awardee||Locations||Capital Project Fund Award|
|Bartow||Comcast Cable Communications||2,934||$6,710,886.31|
|Burke||Comcast Cable Communications||6,082||$16,650,527.51|
|Carroll||Comcast Cable Communications||3,173||$9,861,589.46|
|Clay||Windstream Georgia Communications||1,216||$6,619,005.00|
|Clinch||Windstream Georgia Communications||1,665||$11,896,605.00|
|Coffee||Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corporation||2,533||$5,600,309.37|
|Floyd||Comcast Cable Communications||2,987||$13,548,056.48|
|Glascock||Comcast Cable Communications||706||$7,492,243.56|
|Gordon||Comcast Cable Communications||4,385||$4,400,000.00|
|Grady||Grady Electric Membership Corporation||3,620||$9,304,206.30|
|Hancock||Comcast Cable Communications||2,252||$2,952,690.02|
|Jackson||Comcast Cable Communications||5,331||$5,331,000.00|
|Mitchell||Mitchell Electric Membership Corporation||4,280||$11,942,213.50|
|Randolph||Windstream Georgia Communications||1,116||$11,859,914.00|
|Schley||Windstream Georgia Communications||512||$4,507,315.00|
|Twiggs||Cox Communications Georgia||1,196||$8,135,793.00|
|Wheeler||Glenwood Telephone Company||608||$4,864,941.00|
|Wilcox||Irwin Electric Membership Corporation (partnership)||100||$433,109.56|
|Wilcox||Middle Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (partnership)||674||$2,504,169.29|
|Wilkinson||Oconee Electric Membership Corporation||1,134||$2,597,166.00|
|Worth||Mitchell Electric Membership Corporation||3,093||$9,044,693.92|
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.