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High speed internet will soon become a reality for all of Walton County

High speed broadband internet installation could begin by the end of the summer in the north...
High speed broadband internet installation could begin by the end of the summer in the north part of Walton County. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 10, 2020 at 1:49 PM CDT
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Walton County will soon have affordable broadband internet service for the entire county.

Commissioners said the internet access will be especially important to families and business owners in northern Walton County.

Former commissioner Sara Commander, who started the initiative four years ago, said having high-speed internet will encourage businesses to come here.

"It used to be, when businesses came to town, they would say, what's your best route, do you have an interstate? Now, the first question they have is, do you have high-speed internet, and if you don't, you're dead in the water,” Commander said.

Installation of part one of the broadband project could begin by the end of the summer in the northern part of the county near the Alabama border.

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