Windstream won three of four broadband deployment funding grants tentatively awarded by the state of Georgia yesterday. The company was awarded approximately $8.5 million of nearly $15 million awarded.

The fourth award, valued at $6.2 Million, went to the City of Colquitt.

The total cost of projects that received funding will be almost $30 million because awardees will contribute matching funds, a press release notes.

The three Windstream projects are in Calhoun, Echols and Webster county and are expected to make service available to over 2,000 locations. The City of Colquitt project is expected to make service available to over 1,300 locations.

The funding came through Georgia’s Capital Projects Fund Grant Program, which in turn, was funded through the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

The competitive awards program was established by the Governor’s Office of Planning & Budget and the Georgia Technology Authority.

Windstream was one of the biggest winners in at least two previous rounds of Georgia broadband deployment funding. In January, the company won nearly $35 million through the Capital Projects Fund Grant Program.

In early 2022, the company won over $170 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding awarded by the state.

Additional information about the awards announced yesterday can be found in this press release.

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