Rural Internet

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Georgia officials agree that internet access is essential for the survival of rural areas, where businesses, schools, hospitals and farmers require access to the information and connectivity offered online. It is estimated that 1.6 million Georgians currently lack access to high-speed internet service. A.J strongly supports pathways to getting rural communities online. Unfortunately, the newly released Georgia broadband plan won’t fix the problem. Through this plan, internet construction may still be years away, as it will cost more than $3 billion in public and private investment to wire the state. So far only $2 million has been appropriated for a “State broadband plan and mapping effort”.

A.J. believes rural Georgia needs internet now. Federal money is being allocated to large companies in the form of corporate welfare. Instead of expanding service for the good of the state, these corporations line their pockets and make huge profits while paying no federal Income tax. A.J. believes that fair taxation of these companies is the answer. Corporate tax dollars can be used to complete rural internet infrastructure for Georgia and other states with the same problem.

You might be an artist who would like to introduce yourself and your work here or maybe you’re a business with a mission to describe.