ATLANTA, GA. — The state of Georgia is launching a Wireless Communities program.

Governor Sonny Perdue secured $4 million in funding from the state’s General Assembly for the initiative. It will be managed by the Georgia Technology Authority.

Also available is a $5 million program from the OneGeorgia Authority for rural communities. It is for any kind of broadband effort.

The Georgia Technology Authority will host a program on June 5 to discuss the program and how communities can apply. Deadline for applications is July 7. Funding decisions will be announced on Sept. 1.

For information, see: gta.georgia.gov/00/channel_title/0,2094,1070969_51513016,00.html