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Broadband Internet rollout begins at Lee Co.

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) – Select South Georgia counties will soon begin receiving Funding by Governor Brian Kemp for broadband Internet expansion.

Engineering is underway in Lee County to begin providing services to over 4,000 residents.

Grants and partnership investments have enabled the county to receive more than $21 million for this project.

“Looks like they’re going to move on as fast as they can,” said Rick Muggridge, a Lee County commissioner.

Lee County Commissioner Rick Muggridge said “it looks like they’re going to move on as fast as they can.”(WALB)

A company called Kinetic by Windstream is partnering with Sumter EMC to begin work this year.

They plan to complete it by 2026.

Michael Foor, president of Georgian operations for Kinetic Windstream, said customers will be able to...
Michael Foor, president of Georgian operations for Kinetic Windstream, said customers will be able to do all sorts of things with the new broadband access. (WALB)

“They will be able to do games, they will be able to do telehealth, education, distance learning, work from home. Pretty much anything they want to do, they will be able to do from home with this service,” said Michael Foor, president of operations for Kinetic By Windstream in Georgia.

The service will cost residents around $60, with a price increase based on speed.

Windstream representatives said they are still determining where they will start innovating.

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