Georgia State Broadband Office

Georgia State Broadband Office Overview

Georgia Broadband Grant Award Status

BEAD: $1.31 B

Georgia 5 Year Plan
Initial Proposal v1
Challenge Window
Initial Proposal v2
Application Window
Awards Announced

Treasury Capital Projects Fund: $259.9 M

Treasury Approved
Application Window
Awards Announced

Broadband Office Name:
Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative

Parent Department:
Georgia Technology Authority

Georgia Broadband Director

Jessica Simmons

Deputy CIO for Broadband and Special Projects

About Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative

The Georgia Broadband Program is led by the Georgia Technology Authority and the Department of Community Affairs.

Their website offers information about the statewide program, broadband mapping throughout the state and a speed test for residents.

The state has the most detailed broadband availability map in the country. Maps show the aggregate locations of served and unserved areas statewide and by county.

Unlike the FCC's current data, Georgia's map shows census blocks as served only if more than 80 percent of the locations are served in a block. One version shows a side-by-side comparison with FCC data. The comparison is eye-opening, to say the least.

As a follow-up to recent proposals, Governor Brian Kemp established a $40 million to The Rural Innovation Fund and $30 million to continue building high-speed broadband connectivity in rural areas. 57% of residents have a low-priced broadband access plan.

Private ISPs are eligible for funding to build last mile infrastructure throughout the state and are encouraged to participate in these programs.

Out of the 235 providers so far, Windstream Corporation, one of the major providers in Georgia, is the only provider participating in the benefits program.

80% of the state obtains Terrestrial Broadband of 25 mbps access with 235 Internet Service Providers available.

More info

Jessica Simmons

Deputy CIO for Broadband and Special Projects

Georgia Technology Authority



Georgia Broadband Articles

Georgia Broadband Investment Maps

Georgia broadband investment map ready strength rank

Georgia Map of Ready Strength Rank

Georgia broadband investment map yield on cost

Georgia Yield on Cost Maps

Georgia broadband investment pricing and competition map

Georgia Pricing & Competition Map

Georgia broadband investment map business establishments

Georgia Map of Business Establishments in Underserved Areas

Georgia broadband investment map REC coverage

Georgia Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) Coverage Map

Georgia broadband investment map anchor institutions

Georgia Map of Anchor Institutions

Georgia broadband investment map provider coverage

Georgia Provider Coverage Maps

Georgia broadband investment map BSLs

Map of Georgia Broadband Serviceable Locations