State efforts to boost broadband could create economic growth and provide opportunities for engineering and construction firms.

By Lori Johnston

The lack of technology infrastructure in rural Georgia is not merely an inconvenience. When no or poor internet connection is a way of life, it’s a detriment to growth and economic vitality, say elected officials and economic development leaders who are backing efforts to bring fast, reliable internet to those parts of Georgia.


These seek to help boost access and internet speeds across a variety of online situations, whether it’s farmers buying cows in auctions, businesses filing payroll or children doing homework. Other proposals making their way through the 2019 Georgia legislative session seek to address the problem and provide solutions, particularly funding.


The timing may be right, as Governor Brian Kemp included strengthening infrastructure in rural Georgia in his platform, including expanding high-speed internet by incentivizing the private sector.  Read More…