Georgia Technology Authority
State Broadband Capacity Building:
The Georgia Technology Authority will provide consistent leadership for broadband development in the State of Georgia. Staff will coordinate state-level broadband activities, collaborate with regional and local governments, evaluate the broadband needs of the state and identify resources to meet those needs.
Local Regional Technology Planning Teams:
This funding will support development of the Georgia Broadband Center of Excellence, a central hub that will design, develop and provide assistance for mapping data to local communities; utilize the expertise of local officials to craft a technology plan for each of the 12 regional development commissions.
Data Collection, Integration, and Validation:
This project was originally funded for broadband planning activities and two years of data collection. In September of 2010, this project was amended to extend data collection activities for an additional three years and to identify and implement best practices.