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BEAD Challenges

Eligible Entities may now register for an account in the BEAD Challenge Portal. Once approved, entities may submit challenges beginning Monday, March 4, 2024, when GTA opens the BEAD challenge process.

In 2023, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) allocated over $1.3B to expand broadband access across the State of Georgia through the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program. This portal has been developed for eligible entities to challenge the current designation of locations on either the served, unserved, and/or underserved lists provided by the State to ensure all eligible locations are included in this program. 

This challenge portal will only allow challenges from eligible entities which are limited to: local governments, tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and internet service providers. Residents who wish to challenge their location may submit challenges through an eligible entity. 

Challenging entities must include the location fabric ID (must be obtained from the FCC’s mapping vendor, CostQuest), challenge type, and any required evidence for the challenge to be accepted. Please refer to the supplemental page or GTA’s Challenge Process Guide with any questions about the challenge process.