February 17, 2023

Broadband Digital Connectivity Listening Sessions begin across Georgia

The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) has kicked off a statewide initiative to gain insight from Georgians about their experience with high-speed internet (broadband) connectivity.

"Access to reliable broadband is critical to all Georgians. It drives our economy, underpins educational experiences, supports public health, and enhances our personal lives," says Jessica Simmons, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Broadband and Special Projects at GTA. "As the state of Georgia makes significant investments to deploy accessible and affordable high-speed broadband throughout the state, we want to hear from Georgians about their needs in accessing and using the internet."

Digital Connectivity Listening Sessions

The GTA broadband team and local community stakeholders are hosting Digital Connectivity Listening Sessions across the state in the coming weeks. The public is invited to participate and encouraged to register for the meeting they would like to attend.

  • February 20: Columbus, GA
  • February 22: Griffin, GA
  • February 23: Augusta, GA
  • March 6: Flowery Branch, GA
  • March 7: Calhoun, GA
  • March 8: Jonesboro, GA
  • March 9: Athens, GA
  • March 13: Garden City, GA
  • March 15: Valdosta, GA
  • March 16: Albany, GA
  • March 20: Vidalia, GA
  • March 21: Macon, GA
  • March 22: Clarkston, GA

Why Public Input Matters

Additional funding is coming to the state for broadband connectivity programs. To support this effort, GTA is seeking to collect input from as many stakeholders and critical partners as feasible. The information will aid in planning for the use of available broadband funds.

For more information on the GTA Broadband Team and digital connectivity efforts, visit the GTA broadband program webpage.