The Pulse: Walker County Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Improve Rural Broadband Access

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Walker County Government will receive more than $6.2 million to improve broadband access in unserved and underserved communities.

Georgia’s Broadband Infrastructure Committee selected Walker County’s proposal to expand gigabit access throughout the southern half of the county as one of 49 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects.

Walker County will collaborate with Georgia Windstream, LLC to leverage their existing infrastructure, engineering experience and construction management to deploy a Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) solution to 3,339 homes and businesses in rural areas. The project involves extending 323 miles of fiber throughout the Armuchee Valley, Center Post and Kensington communities, among other locations.

Read the full article at the Chattanooga Pulse.


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