Kinetic by Windstream announced that it has been awarded $34.9 million in grants to build out fiber to more than 4,500 homes and businesses in four counties in Georgia.
The funds are provided through the state's Capital Projects Fund Grant Program, which allocates federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act.
Communities covered by the grants are:
- Clay County - 1,216 locations
- Clinch County - 1,665 locations
- Randolph County – 1,116 locations
- Schley County – 512 locations
Kinetic said engineering is underway for the projects and work is expected to begin soon. Construction is set to finish by the end of 2026, the grant deadline.
“We celebrate every time families get the benefits for fiber internet in their homes,” Tony Thomas, president and CEO of Windstream, said in the release. “We are grateful for the leadership of Gov. Kemp and Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to forge public private partnerships that bring high speed internet to rural locations in Georgia that there is not a business case to serve otherwise.”
Kinetic provides fiber internet services to consumers and businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states.