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Miko Branch, co-founder and CEO of Miss Jessie’s Original, a hair care company with products dedicated to women with curly and afro textured hair, talks about becoming a pioneer and what she’s learned after over a decade in the hair care business.
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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

A Google Fiber van in Atlanta
Courtesy of Google Fiber

Google Fiber announced this week it's halting operations in cities where the company was in talks to bring in services, but will continue services in cities where it's already launched, like in Atlanta. 

Despite continued service, Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research said the changes could still affect operations here. 

A Google Fiber van in Atlanta
Courtesy of Google Fiber

Google Fiber announced Tuesday it’s open for business in five Atlanta neighborhoods.  

It also opened a new customer service center and event space, which it calls a "Fiber Space," inside Ponce City Market. 

Residents in Midtown and Piedmont Heights have until Sept. 29 to sign up for Google Fiber's Internet, phone and TV service. 

Morningside/Lenox Park, Old Fourth Ward and Virginia Highland residents have until Dec. 8. 

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, right, and Google Fiber Marketing Director Scott Levitan hold a sign announcing that Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta. Some HUD housing facilities will offer residents who qualify free Google Fiber service.
Brenna Beech / WABE

White House officials announced a program Wednesday that aims to connect 275,000 low-income families in the U.S. with in-home Internet service. But the service isn't going to be available anytime soon in Atlanta.

The $70 million pilot program, called ConnectHome, is funded mostly through private Internet providers and foundations. 

Google sign
Paul Sakuma / Associated Press

Google released its latest report on transparency this month. It says the Georgia Department of Corrections wanted to censor a YouTube video depicting the alleged abuse of inmates.

Google didn’t give any specifics about who was in the video or where it was shot. But the Georgia Department of Corrections wanted to remove it due to its “violent nature.” Ultimately, Google decided the content of the video didn’t violate YouTube’s community guidelines. Attorney Sarah Geraghty with the Southern Center for Human Rights says Google made the right call.

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