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Company brings ‘gigabit’ internet to rural Georgia 0

April 28, 2017

More than a quarter-million Southwest Georgia homes are now “gigabit” eligible. Internet service provider Mediacom announced this week it was expanding its high-speed offering that includes speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. The announcement is a big one for the largely rural area, where broadband internet access is often spotty. Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, was on hand for the announcement in Valdosta on Thursday. “This is the kind of forward thinking, long-term investment we are looking for…

Top-ranking Georgia House leader seeks ‘creative’ approach to rural issues 0

March 8, 2017

A state House committee has unanimously endorsed an idea to take a close look into how Georgia lawmakers could help struggling rural communities. “I want this council to look at the big picture and recommend legislative actions that can empower our rural areas,” said House Speaker David Ralston, explaining House Resolution 389 to a House committee on Tuesday. The legislation would create the House Rural Development Council, a group of 15 lawmakers to be appointed by Ralston. The Blue Ridge lawmaker is the highest-ranked…

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