Georgia’s First ‘Broadband Ready’ County Ready for Internet

Government Technology: Georgia has named Oglethorpe County the state’s first “broadband ready community,” a certification from the state for areas that make it easier to build high-speed internet lines.

Oglethorpe, located east of Athens, earned the designation by passing an ordinance requiring the county government to decide whether to approve or deny broadband network projects within 10 days after their applications are deemed complete by the county. The ordinance also limits internet application fees to no more than $100.

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