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Broadband in Georgia Too Cool for School

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It's back to school time once again. Time to pick up some pens, pencils, notebooks and...broadband?

Students in four Georgia counties probably can't wait to get back to school this Fall because they're going to have some of the fastest broadband speeds in the world, thanks to the broadband stimulus program. North Georgia Network (NGN), a nonprofit formed by five counties and two electric co-ops,has completed the 260-mile core ring of a network funded via a Dept. of Commerce BTOP grant.

NGN Executive Director Bruce Abraham is our guest. He gives listeners an overview of the network's success so far, who's being served currently and tips on what communities need to do to ensure the success of regional broadband projects.