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Broadband service providers or local governments providing broadband services may participate in the petition process per O.C.G.A. 50-40-22.

The petition process is a map correction mechanism that allows eligible petitioners to provide evidence that locations and/or census blocks should be designated differently than what is shown on the Georgia Broadband Map.

Once you are registered, you will be required to submit information specifying the locations you believe should be designated differently. You will receive further instructions upon approval of your registration form. 

The challenge process gives Georgians an opportunity to correct inaccuracies in the state's broadband map, so it reflects the most up-to-date broadband access information. The updated map will determine which locations are eligible for funding through the BEAD Program.

Georgia launched its challenge process in December 2023, and the challenge phase, including the portal, will open on March 4, 2024, and be available for 30 days.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) allows local governments, nonprofit organizations, and internet service providers (ISP) to submit challenges. Individuals in Georgia can participate by taking an internet speed test and coordinating with registered local governments or nonprofit organizations to submit a challenge.