Is your community ready for broadband?

Broadband Ready

Any political subdivision in Georgia pursuing improved broadband access is eligible for the Broadband Ready Community Certification.

The purpose of the Broadband Ready Community Designation is for a community to demonstrate that a local unit of government has taken steps to reduce obstacles to broadband infrastructure investment. A local government that has amended their comprehensive plan to include the promotion of the deployment broadband services and has adopted a model ordinance is eligible to apply for a Broadband Community Designation. (OCGA § 50-40-40)


Apply for Broadband Ready Community Designation with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

For the purpose of applying for a Broadband Ready Designation, a public subdivision is defined as a city or county.

If designated, a Georgia Certified Broadband Ready Community has an affirmative duty to notify DCA of any changes to the information submitted as part of its application. Failure to notify DCA of any changes may result in revocation of the community's Broadband Ready Designation.

Designated Broadband Ready Communities

The following local units of government have met the necessary requirements to be certified as Broadband Ready Communities.