Kinetic Secures Nearly $35 Million to Bring Fiber to Four Additional Georgia Counties

Award comes on the heels of $171 million in grants doled out last year to bring fiber broadband to 18 communities across Georgia.

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CORNELIA, Ga.--Kinetic by Windstream was awarded nearly $35 million in grants to build out fiber to more than 4,500 homes and businesses in Clay, Clinch, Randolph and Schley counties. Gov. Brian Kemp announced the grants through the Capital Projects Fund Grant Program to use federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The announcement comes about a year after Kemp and members of the Broadband Infrastructure Committee announced $171 million in grants from American Rescue Plan Act was awarded to 18 counties in partnership with Kinetic to bring fiber to those communities in Georgia.

“Accelerating the speed that we are able to bring fiber to more customers in Georgia is one of the most rewarding parts of what we do,” said Michael Foor, president of state operations for Kinetic. “We live, work and play in the same communities our customers do, so we know the excitement of bringing reliable, ultra-fast internet to families so they can have better access to education, healthcare, remote work and entertainment options.”

Communities covered by this round of grants:

  • Clay County - 1,216 locations
  • Clinch County - 1,665 locations
  • Randolph County – 1,116 locations
  • Schley County – 512 locations

Engineering is underway for the projects, and residents can expect to see crews working in these areas soon, with a completion date by the end of 2026, the grant deadline.

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