High-Speed Internet in Georgia Gets Federal Boost: Bridging the Digital Divide
Georgia is set to receive over $1.3 billion for high-speed Internet access, a key part of the Biden-Harris administration’s ‘Investing in America’ initiative aimed at eliminating the digital divide.
“What this announcement means for people across the country is that if you don’t have access to quality, affordable high-speed Internet service now – you will, thanks to President Biden and his commitment to investing in America,”Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.
Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program’s Impact in Georgia
The allocation to Georgia comes from the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. Georgia is tasked with managing $1,307,214,371.30 for local grant schemes, providing a platform for job creation and enduring economic growth.
Powering Georgia’s Digital Leap and Economic Prosperity
The funding is anticipated to widen inclusion in the digital economy, stimulate local fiber-optic cable manufacturing, and catalyze job growth in the Internet infrastructure sector.
High-Speed Internet: An Indispensable Need in Georgia
“High-speed Internet is a necessity in today’s society,” said Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Coordinator. This significant investment from the Biden-Harris administration underscores their pledge to provide Internet access to all Georgia residents.
Georgia’s BEAD Funding Allocation
Georgia is slated to receive $1,307,214,371.30 from the BEAD program. This crucial funding will be deployed to install or upgrade broadband networks, ensuring all residents have access to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet services.
Looking Ahead: Fueling Economic and Social Evolution in Georgia
In line with the principles of long-termism, this investment is predicted to spur economic and social development in Georgia for the foreseeable future. Beyond immediate gains, the initiative sets the course for a brighter, more digitally integrated future for the Peach State.
State allocations and funding details
In total $42.45 billion in funds will be allocated to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories.
A detailed list of funding allocations for each state, D.C., and the territories can be found on InternetForAll.Gov.
Here’s how it breaks down:
|District of Columbia||$100,694,786.93|
|Northern Mariana Islands||$80,796,709.02|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||$27,103,240.86|