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The petition process allows eligible entities to submit data showing that locations and/or census blocks should be designated differently than what is shown on the Department of Community Affair’s website.
 
Starting July 15, 2020, GBDI will be accepting registration requests for qualified individuals and organizations to petition changes to the Georgia Broadband Map. The petition registration window is open 60-days and closes September 15, 2020.
 
Please start the petition process as soon as possible to ensure that you have the maximum amount of time to assemble the required documentation and artifacts.

The Petition Window is open from July 15th to September 15th (60 days)

Eligible Petitioners

Per Georgia Code (O.C.G.A. 50-40-22), eligible petitioners include:
· Local governments providing broadband services
· Broadband service providers
· Entities providing broadband services that are authorized to apply for a certificate of authority pursuant to O.C.G.A. 45-5-163

Instructions on filing a petition:

To begin the petition process:

REGISTER HERE

Upon receipt and approval of your registration by the Department of Community Affairs, you will receive information regarding the next steps.
Note: Petitioners are allowed to file one petition per cycle.

If there are any further questions, please take a look at our FAQs Page, or contact petition@dca.ga.gov

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

To file a petition, you will first need to register and become qualified by DCA. To register, please complete this form.

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. 

Petition registration requests will be accepted for 60-days starting 07/15/2020 and ending 09/15/2020

GBDI Petition Webinar

Click here to download the Webinar Materials.