Technology Innovation Showcase
February 18, 2012
Get recognized at Georgia's Digital Government Summit and beyond by letting GTA know about your project. Categories include:
- Cross-boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
- Data, Information and Knowledge Management
- Digital Government - Government to Business
- Digital Government - Government to Citizen
- Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
- Improving State or Local Government Operations
- Information Communications Technology Innovations
- Open Government Initiatives
- Cyber Security Initiatives
Georgia Broadband Gets Social
January 15, 2012
In addition to Flickr, which has hosted high resolution map imagery for our program for some time, we are now experimenting with various social media and encourage you to take a look. See http://www.scoop.it/t/georgia-broadband as a first reflection of the variety of things in our economy and daily lives that are relevant to broadband.
We are also trying several other formats. Here is a link to each of them:
Please Welcome Bill Price
November 20, 2012
Bill Price has joined Georgia Technology Authority as its new Broadband Coordinator to run the Broadband Mapping Program. Bill led a similar program in Florida and is a long time resident of Roswell.
Celebrating Rural Georgia
October 10, 2012
Bailey White presented a short presentation on GTA's Mapping Program in Tifton at the well attended Celebrating Rural Georgia organized by Saralyn Stafford, Department of Community Affairs, and OneGeorgia. Commissioner Beatty provided strong leadership. Over 250 people joined the event.
Many attendees asked questions about broadband and there was clear interest in expanding the role broadband plays in rural Georgia's economy and way of life. The Georgia Rural Development Council has created a recommendation for Governor Deal on this topic.
Map of BTOP Awardee Networks
June 14, 2012
NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) has published a map of the communities involved in BTOP awards. This map portrays the anchor institutions connected with BTOP funds, BTOP public computer center and training programs, and infrastructure investments.
FCC (Federal Communications Commission) News
May 24, 2012
FCC Announces Public-Private Initiative to Help Drive FCC Broadband Agenda.
FCC releases $300M under the Phase 1 Connect America Fund Program under Universal Services Fund (USF) to price cap carriers with over $100M to companies whose operations include Georgia …
FCC publishes Eligible Mobility Funds Area US Map (includes Georgia Areas). Reverse auction to take place in September 2012.
FCC announced $25M pilot for Eligible Telecommunications Carriers to test broadband adoption strategies for low-income populations.
Critical Links For Georgia Broadband Mapping
December 22, 2011
Comcast, Governor Deal, Congressman Lewis, and Mayor Reed Unveil Ambitious and Comprehensive Broadband Adoption Experiment
‘Internet Essentials’ to Provide Families with Children Eligible for a Free Lunch Under the National School Lunch Program with Low-Cost Internet Service, Affordable Computers and Digital Literacy Training
ATLANTA, GA - August 8, 2011
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and David L. Cohen, Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President, today launched Internet Essentials, an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption program. Available to 317,000 low-income families with children eligible to receive a free lunch under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in 28 metro-Atlanta area school districts, the goal of Internet Essentials is to help close the digital divide and ensure more Americans benefit from all the Internet has to offer. The Internet Essentials program addresses three primary barriers to broadband adoption that research has identified – 1) a lack of understanding of how the Internet is relevant and useful; 2) the cost of a home computer, and 3) the cost of Internet service...
Comcast website: http://www.internetessentials.com/how/index.html
Download Georgia Datasets
Georgia and the nation's other states and territories have made their broadband mapping data sets available