Data and Technology


Georgia knew it had a problem with broadband, but it didn’t know the depth of its problem. It didn’t know exactly where the problem was or exactly who faced it. Leaders realized they could not solve Georgia's broadband access problems without better information. Before they could work to bring in more robust access, they had to know where it was needed – and by whom. To solve this problem, the Georgia Broadband Program turned to the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia to create a map showing precisely which Georgia homes and businesses are served and not served by high-speed internet service. The institute developed methodology to more accurately define an area or locations as served and then present that in visual form.