The Upson County Board of Commissioners and Highline are pleased to announce that $4.43 million has been awarded toward providing more reliable access to broadband in Upson County, according to a joint statement released last week.
Gov. Brian Kemp, along with members of the Broadband Infrastructure Committee and state leaders, revealed Tuesday, Feb. 1 that Upson’s was one of 49 American Rescue Plan Act grant projects that was chosen to receive funds. The funds awarded to Upson will serve roughly 2,124 residences.
The Georgia Broadband Availability Map was an integral resource that aided the state in identifying the necessity of projects. Utilizing this map, the selection process was aimed at projects that will encourage healthy competition for the private sector, also taking into respect parallel funding streams available for broadband access or expansion. Geographic location was also considered to ensure funds were distributed equitably.