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Colquitt County is Broadband Ready

Colquitt County is Broadband Ready

Only 30% of residents in Colquitt County have internet access, according to Melissa Lawson, county clerk. Therefore, the Broadband Ready certification is a major step toward connectivity in an agriculture-based community. Cities and counties with this Broadband Ready designation have completed the online application and demonstrated compliance with the adoption of both a Comprehensive Plan, inclusive of the promotion of deployment broadband services, and the Broadband Model Ordinance.

November 24, 2020
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Dublin Looks Toward Future with Broadband Ready Certification

Dublin Looks Toward Future with Broadband Ready

The City of Dublin joins several communities across Georgia that are Broadband Ready. Cities and counties with this certification have completed the online application and demonstrated compliance with the adoption of both a Comprehensive Plan, inclusive of the promotion of deployment broadband services, and the Broadband Model Ordinance.

October 1, 2020
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Lumpkin County earns Broadband Ready Certification

From left are Georgia Technology Authority Chief Information Office Calvin Rhodes, Sen. Steve Gooch, Broadband Executive Director Deana Perry, and DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn.

Lumpkin County is the latest community in Georgia to receive a Broadband Ready Certification from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Communities certified as Broadband Ready have completed the online application and demonstrated compliance with the adoption of both a Comprehensive Plan, inclusive of the promotion of deployment broadband services, and the Broadband Model Ordinance.

August 18, 2020
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Fitzgerald joins Broadband Ready Communities

Fitzgerald joins Broadband Ready Communities
Like many cities in rural Georgia, Fitzgerald residents and businesses face challenges with limited internet access. For example, Fitzgerald Deputy Administrator Cam Jordan said residential broadband is dramatically diminished when individuals move farther away from city limits.
 
August 13, 2020
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Hiawassee is now Broadband Ready

Hiawassee is now Broadband Ready

Hiawassee is the latest Georgia community to receive Broadband Ready Community Certification from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). This 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.

July 29, 2020
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Rural counties to receive expanded internet services

Rural counties to receive expanded internet services

Comcast today announced it has begun work to enhance and expand the reach of its network in four rural communities: Tallapoosa, Mount Zion, Waco and Whitesburg. Within one year, the nearly $9 million investment is expected to bring Comcast’s entire suite of Xfinity services to almost 8,000 previously unserved homes and businesses in the region. A press conference, featuring state officials and Comcast executives, was held in Tallapoosa.

June 12, 2020
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