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Amicalola EMC, ETC partner to expand broadband here

photo from Amicalola EMC

     ETC AEMC legislators group photo 12022020

     Jason Smith, chief operating officer, ETC; John and Cathy Harrison, ETC; Senator Steve Gooch; Representative Rick Jasperse; David and Marianne Bowman, ETC; Dennis Chastain, CEO of Georgia EMC and Todd Payne, CEO of Amicalola EMC. 



At a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 2, Amicalola EMC and ETC (Ellijay Telephone Company) provided some details about a partnership that will bring broadband service to unserved customers in their shared service delivery area that covers parts of Pickens, Cherokee, Dawson, and Lumpkin counties. 

     The meeting was attended by leaders from both local companies, as well as by members of the legislature including Sen. Steve Gooch and House Rep. Rick Jasperse, who said lack of access to reliable, high-speed internet in rural areas has risen as a top concern.

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