Georgia state legislature passed the ACE bill in 2018, which enables the state DOT to develop and implement a long-term policy allowing public rights-of-way to be used for the deployment of broadband services and other “emerging communication technologies” either by the state or private providers. It also requires local governments’ comprehensive plans to include elements to facilitate the deployment of broadband services
For-Profit Business;Non-Profit Organization; Local Government
Eligible Recipients Detail:
Any organization that wishes to access state DOT public rights-of-way.
Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity
Eligible Purpose Detail:
Public rights of way for construction purposes and accessing utility poles or conduit.