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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…

AJC: Rural Georgia’s plight gets attention — and a champion 0

February 26, 2017

So many topics that hold legislators’ attention are evergreens: education, transportation, health care, taxes. This year there is one new refrain — or at least, a new tune to which those familiar lyrics have been set. The plight of rural Georgia is being discussed under the Gold Dome in a way unlike the past several years. Rural hospitals’ struggles are well-known, but there’s growing acknowledgment they are part of a bigger failing in the parts of Georgia where it’s easy…

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