ATLANTA – Almost all Monroe County residents are being promised high-speed internet by June 2022 under what’s being called the biggest rural internet project in Georgia history, a project feted by top state officials including Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday.

Kemp hosted a celebration at the capitol on Monday with Monroe County officials and legislators, calling it a creative solution to a big rural problem. The solution will include Central Georgia EMC, Southern Rivers Energy and Conexon investing more than $210 million to design and build a 6,890-mile fiber network to provide both improved electric service and high-speed internet access to all 80,000 of the two utilities’ customers.

Source: Monroe Co. internet a ‘model for rural USA’