Gov. Kemp Announces Almost $408 Million in Awards to Provide Broadband Access

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Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by members of the Broadband Infrastructure Committee and state leaders, today announced almost $408 million in preliminary awards which will provide communities, households, and businesses in 70 Georgia counties access to faster and more reliable broadband. These 49 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects represent an investment of more than $738 million in Georgia when matching funds are contributed.

"I am very proud that Georgia is once-again leading the nation in developing collaborative, innovative, and fiscally conservative ways to leverage government funding to positively impact and serve as many Georgians as possible," said Governor Brian P. Kemp. "I want to thank all of the members on the Broadband Infrastructure Committee as well as the grants team at the Office of Planning and Budget, and the broadband and special projects team at the Georgia Technology Authority for working together to score applications and recommend projects that reflect the greatest needs and interests of hardworking Georgians. We look forward to the positive impact these projects will have once completed.

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Internet access represents one-third of the weight in ranking the Best States for infrastructure. This subcategory considers both the percentage of households with a broadband internet subscription and the share of a state's population with access to high-speed broadband. 

The internet connects millions of people from around the globe every day, and despite its relatively young place in history, it would be nearly impossible for most Americans to complete their daily tasks without the internet today. 

Fast internet is also an important part of a state's economy, allowing businesses in the state to compete globally.

Nevada ranks first in the nation for internet access. Hawaii places second in this subcategory, followed by Utah, New Hampshire and Georgia.

Learn more about the Best States for internet access here.

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