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List of Broadband Ready Communities Grow with Carroll County

List of Broadband Ready Communities Grow with Carroll County

With Carroll County being mostly rural and several miles between homes, it has been cost-prohibitive for broadband companies to invest in the area. Many times, the younger citizens faced hardship in doing remote schoolwork during the pandemic. County employees, private business employees, and parents had connectivity issues and had difficulty in doing their jobs. 

September 16, 2021
Press Release

Opportunities to Come as Dawson County is Broadband Ready

Opportunities to Come as Dawson County is Broadband Ready

Dawson County maintains the rural aspects in much of its north pasts, while the GA-400 corridor serves as its southern commercial hub. However, the unserved or underserved areas that do not have access to reliable internet service challenge the county residents. Such areas lack a wireline connection that reliably delivers minimum speeds of 25 Mbps downloads and 3 Mbps uploads. 

September 15, 2021
Press Release

Dade County Now a Broadband Ready Community

Dade County Now a Broadband Ready Community

Dade 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. 

September 9, 2021
Press Release

Turner County to be Recognized as a Broadband Ready Community

Turner County to be Recognized as a Broadband Ready Community

Over the last few years, Turner County has faced many challenges ranging from tornadoes in 2017 to Hurricane Michael in 2018. The county has experienced its share of adversity, and with COVID-19, it was noted that there needed to be a system to link the communities together. With over 300 miles of roads and 12 or more miles between each community, the challenges of establishing internet access have been daunting to the county. 

August 19, 2021
Press Release

List of Broadband Ready Communities Grows with Addition of The City of Byron

Similar to small towns across Georgia, the City of Byron was not immune from the struggles of COVID-19, and as an interstate town, travel reductions greatly impacted local revenues and job prospects. Broadband access, another issue highlighted by the pandemic, became a necessity for many individuals to stay employed given the changes within the rapid service sector. 

July 29, 2021

List of Broadband Ready Communities Grows with Addition of The City of Byron

Similar to small towns across Georgia, the City of Byron was not immune from the struggles of COVID-19, and as an interstate town, travel reductions greatly impacted local revenues and job prospects. Broadband access, another issue highlighted by the pandemic, became a necessity for many individuals to stay employed given the changes within the rapid service sector. 

July 29, 2021

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