Achieving Connectivity Everywhere (ACE) Act: Georgia 2017-2018 SB 402

Georgia General Assembly, Georgia Department of Transportation

Program Type:

Regulation/Law

Eligible Geography:

Georgia

Summary:

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

Eligible Recipients:

For-Profit Business;Non-Profit Organization; Local Government

Eligible Recipients Detail:

Any organization that wishes to access state DOT public rights-of-way.

Eligible Purpose:

Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Eligible Purpose Detail:

Public rights of way for construction purposes and accessing utility poles or conduit.

Source:

https://broadbandnow.com/report/dig-once-digital-divide/