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Telecom Industry Pushes Back on Broadband Funding in Georgia



By Dave Williams Capitol Beat News Service

Legislation that would tap into a new source of funding to expand broadband service in Georgia got some pushback this week from the telecom industry.

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Senate Bill 65 would convert a portion of a state fund that now subsidizes...

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  1. Dear Augusta Press Editor, Yes, our Georgia Government is going to spend millions on infrastructure for rural broadband. Unfortunately this infrastructure will be obsolete by the time it is built. Satellite based broadband is already here and getting better everyday. AT&T currently has a service thru Onstar at $20 per month. Yes, $20 per month. Starlink, a part of SpaceX already has a beta service with thousands of satellites already activated. The user only needs to purchase a receiver and then can obtain reasonable and fast internet. Our government is 10 years behind and losing ground. I have written all reps and executive branch about this. Seems a momentum in place (can’t imagine why) that can’t be re-routed.

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