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Paulding County Achieves Broadband Ready Designation

Paulding County Achieves Broadband Ready Designation

According to the data from the Georgia Broadband Mapping Initiative, 3% of Paulding County residential and business locations are underserved. These 1,738 locations are primarily in the southwest and western Paulding County. With the pandemic, significant IT shortfalls have been divulged for many Paulding residents with the most concerning matter being students’ inability to progress in their schoolwork. 

July 15, 2021
Press Release

Haralson County to Join List of Broadband Ready Communities

Haralson County has been announced as Broadband Ready by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The designation recognizes a city/and or county whose local government has completed the application and demonstrated compliance with the adoption of a local comprehensive plan inclusive of the deployment of broadband services and a Broadband Model Ordinance.

June 24, 2021

Jefferson County Joins List of Broadband Ready Communities

The courthouse building in Jefferson County

Jefferson County has been home to international business and industry as well as being a large agriculture sector. Though the farming community has been vital to the county, the lack of high-speed internet has not only affected the equipment used for farming but also the quality of life for Jefferson’s residents.

May 19, 2021
Press Release

Warren County Officially Announced Broadband Ready

Warren County has been announced as Broadband Ready by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The designation recognizes a city/and or county whose local government has completed the application and demonstrated compliance with the adoption of a local comprehensive plan inclusive of the deployment of broadband services and a Broadband Model Ordinance.

May 17, 2021
Press Release

Brighter Future to Come as Lee County is Broadband Ready

Brighter Future to Come as Lee County is Broadband Ready

Growing in population and commercial development, Lee County is still considered a primarily rural area with several locations either underserved or with no access to internet service at all. Areas in need of broadband service range from 50-year-old farmhouses in North Lee County to new residential developments in the South. With the county citizens’ complaints began to amplify due to the pandemic, Lee County propelled itself to apply for the designation. 

April 21, 2021
Press Release

Bartow County is Now Broadband Ready

From left are Broadband Director Deana Perry, DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn, and Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor.

Bartow County has recently been announced as Broadband Ready, receiving a certification from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The designation recognizes a city and/or county whose local government has completed the application and demonstrated compliance with the adoption of a local comprehensive plan inclusive of the deployment of broadband services and a Broadband Model Ordinance.

April 16, 2021

Marion County to Receive Broadband Ready Certification

With COVID-19 impacting several counties across the state, limited internet access challenges have been a highlighted issue for the residents and businesses of Marion County. The pandemic had caused the gaps in the community to become more apparent as school systems closed and people were having issues connecting to the internet.

April 13, 2021

McDuffie County Designated Broadband Ready

Being close in proximity to Fort Gordon, Clarks Hill Lake, and Interstate 20, McDuffie County expects more growth of new residents, larger industries, and commercial activity. Like most rural counties within Georgia, however, McDuffie has large portions where there is little-to-no access to internet.

April 12, 2021

Elbert County values Broadband Ready Certification

From left are Elbert County Commission Chairman Lee Vaughn and Georgia Department of Community Affairs Region 3 Representative John VanBrunt.

Elbert County, located in northeast Georgia, kicked off 2021 with a Broadband Ready Certification from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. County Commission Chairman Lee Vaughn said there are few internet providers in the area, leaving many individuals, families, and businesses completely unserved. Like many communities around the state, COVID-19 exacerbated the issue known as the digital divide.

March 15, 2021
Press Release