GBDI Unserved Georgia

Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative

Covered Geography:


Geography Type:

Census Block

Mapped Portion of Network:

Broadband Availability

Map Description:

The Georgia Broadband Map project represents a location-level methodology that precisely maps the availability of broadband services to every home and business in the State, which includes all 159 counties. The map is created by overlaying: (1) all the locations of homes and businesses in the State of Georgia, and (2) broadband provider service availability for those locations within the State. There are over 5 million locations used in the mapping process. When 20% of homes and businesses in a census block cannot subscribe to these services, the entire census block is deemed unserved. The map provides detail on the number of housing units, population, and number of unserved units per Census Block. Additionally, the map lists areas for which there are no housing units, population or for which data is not available.

Coverage Definition:

Census block status is based on a fixed, terrestrial broadband definition of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload, and where the broadband service is available to more than 80% of locations in a Census block. Census blocks that did not meet this definition are delineated as "Unvesrved". This map depicts access to broadband, not subscription to broadband.

Collection Method:
β€œTo compile a comprehensive Master Address File by county, GBDI is requesting and collecting address data from local governments, property appraisers, e911 coordinators, and power companies. The address data will be geocoded for map address accuracy.”
β€œA dedicated team from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government worked for 18 months to aggregate data, develop and refine the methodology, and construct the maps. This effort would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of broadband providers. All total, 43 of 44 retail providers in the state provided data for this effort.”