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Press Release -- October 14th, 2015
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NGN and Georgia Public Web Partner to Bridge the Digital Divide and Expand Broadband Availability to Underserved Areas of Georgia

Clarkesville, GA and Sandy Springs, GA – October 14, 2015NGN, a member-owned cooperative operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in North Georgia, announces a new partnership with Georgia Public Web (GPW) to further strengthen broadband availability in underserved areas throughout Georgia. This partnership will allow each cooperative access to areas of the state where they previously had limited resources. NGN and GPW customers with multiple locations throughout the state will benefit with increased service availability.

“GPW is a great company for NGN to work with, as we have similar goals to serve communities challenged with ‘the digital divide’, to use a reference of GPW's,” states Paul Belk, president and CEO of NGN.  “The companies are great links to each other because GPW serves most of the state with the exception of NGN’s footprint. Together we create a complete solution.”

“Our partnership with NGN will help us further ‘bridge Georgia’s digital divide’ and provide high-end technology services to more Georgia communities,” states David Muschamp, president and CEO of Georgia Public Web. “This agreement is significant to both parties and will be very beneficial to Georgia businesses with locations throughout the state.”

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About NGN

NGN is a member-owned cooperative founded in 2009 and operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure from its headquarters in Clarkesville, Ga. NGN’s state-of-the-art, low-latency digital optical network serves solutions to carriers, service providers, and technology‐reliant businesses and organizations across the Southeast. NGN is unlike most telecommunications corporations, as it is a corporation of cooperatives, owned by its members including Habersham Electric Membership Corporation (HEMC), Blue Ridge Mountain Electrical Membership Corporation (BRMEMC) and NGN Connect.

To learn more, visit http://ngnconnect.coop/ and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Georgia Public Web

Georgia Public Web is a member owned non-profit corporation formed in 1998 that is “Bridging Georgia’s Digital Divide” by delivering high-end telecommunication services to communities throughout the State of Georgia via its 3,000 mile fiber optic cable network.

For more information, visit http://www.gapublicweb.net/.

For NGN media inquiries, please contact:                                                                            

Jaymie Scotto & Associates

jsa_ngn@jaymiescotto.com

1.866.695.3629 ext.23

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