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White County gets state recognition for expanding broadband

By Dean Dyer, WRWH
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The State of Georgia recently recognized White County as a Broadband Ready Community.  

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Representative Kathy Papa presented a recognition certificate to the White County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday.   

"The Broadband Ready Community designation reflects that White County is committed to improving the reliability, speed and capacity of internet connections for businesses residents, and visitors to the county," Papa said during her presentation. 

Papa specifically congratulated the county for taking steps to incorporate broadband in the county’s comprehensive plan.

White County Commission Chairman Travis Turner pointed out that the certification will be another marketing tool for the community.

"Broadband is just another utility," Turner said. "It’s just like water, sewage and electricity. You have to have that in today’s world of competition when it comes to business and or people relocating."

Turner recognized the efforts of Community and Economic Development Director John Sell  who spearheaded the pursuit of the designation. 
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