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Underserved Populations in the Broadband Deserts Within the Rural South Black Belt to “Get Wired” with Omnipoint Technology

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Montgomery, AL, August 12, 2021 –(PR.com)– Getwiredalabama, which is a public-private partnership between the Southern Alabama Broadband Cooperative District and Black owned, Omnipoint Technology Partners will provide next generation broadband to the 17 counties of the historic black belt. The black belt communities include Civil Rights Meccas in Alabama like Selma, Tuskegee and Montgomery.

These counties like many areas across the South and the Nation are considered broadband deserts which are areas in which either don’t have any internet service at all or very little and unreliable service. Clearly this leaves these underserved populations at a huge disadvantage when it comes to economic, neighborhood and community development. Broadband deserts also leave historically disadvantaged school districts and their teachers and students yet again on the short end of the stick. In addition, multiple Historically Black Colleges and…

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