Nov 24, 2021
Key Points
  • Hundreds of thousands of families and businesses across the state lack reliable modern-day internet to tackle their jobs and attend school.
  • Around $700 million could help bridge the digital divide between Georgia’s urban and rural counties.
  • Costs of building broadband – at several thousand dollars per location – highlights the need for local governments to keep providers from duplicating service or cherry-picking easier-to-reach areas.
It can cost between $1,000 and $3,000 or more to string a fiber-optic cable out to a single home or business in Georgia, making it difficult to bring fast internet out to places like Crisp County. Costs for upcoming large-scale broadband expansion projects range depending on location and type of service, according to Federal Communications ...
Unlock this article for free

Create your free account or login to continue reading

Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy.

By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms of Service and acknowledge our Privacy Policy.