$21,000,000 Broadband Grant Awarded for Northwest Georgia

Rome, Georgia – August 18, 2010 The U.S. Commerce Department’s NTIA announced the award of a $21M Grant for Northwest Georgia and Eastern Alabama today.   The Grant was awarded to Appalachian Valley Fiber Network, a public-private partnership established to develop and  expand  broadband in the underserved Northwest Georgia and Eastern Alabama areas.  Construction of 187 miles of new fiber optic, broadband infrastructure and service is included in the grant.

Job creation and business development are closely tied to the availability of high capacity broadband based on a recent technology study commissioned by four counties in Northwest Georgia by the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.  The grant will involve construction projects in Bartow, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk and Walker Counties in Northwest Georgia and along the I-20 Corridor in Cleburne, Calhoun and Clay Counties in Alabama.

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