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Rural Development

Firm’s $230 million broadband project to give lift to Selma, Black Belt counties

Major new investments aimed at expanding high-speed internet service across Alabama are poised to give many rural communities an important tool to better compete for job-creating projects and to fuel economic growth.

The latest evidence: Selma, Demopolis and 15 other cities in Alabama’s “Black Belt” region will soon be able to connect to a new lightning-fast fiber-optic network being rolled out by Meridiam, an infrastructure investment firm.

The firm announced this month it will develop, build and manage the network that will eventually enable fiber broadband to 53,000 households and businesses across more than 300 miles in Central Alabama.

Private investment in the project will total $230 million.

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