Two months after the Georgia Senate passed the Georgia Broadband Opportunity Act, Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill into law. The bill is set to expand high-speed broadband access to thousands of rural Georgians with the goal of encouraging telecom companies to invest in rural areas of the state by reducing the rate they are charged to attach to electric membership corporation’s (EMCs) polls.

The bill passed in the Georgia House of Representatives on Crossover Day back in March and in the Georgia Senate during the final week of the 2020 General Assembly in June. Georgians for Broadband thanks the Georgia state lawmakers and Gov. Brian Kemp for their commitment to rural broadband expansion and closing the digital divide in Georgia.