Georgia

AT&T is adding seven new cities to its 75 Mbps service, using existing copper wire broadband networks.
Last week, AT&T announced that it was expanding its all-fiber network to two major metropolitan areas: Atlanta and Chicago.
On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States.
Speed Matters' partner One Economy was awarded $28.5 million in grant money to expand high-speed Internet in underserved communities in the latest round of NITA's Broadband Opportunity funding.
The Alliance for Digital Equality has appointed former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin as Senior Adviser and announced a Digital Empowerment Summit which will be held in Newark, NJ on April 23.
Between December 22 and December 31, The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced an additional twenty broadband mapping and planning grants in eighteen states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The first round of broadband stimulus grant money was awarded to individual grants earlier this month. Stumping for the Recovery Act in Georgia, Vice President Joe Biden announced $183 million in individual grants to broadband projects.
A middle school in Atlanta, Georgia is receiving 24/7 access to wireless educational tools thanks to a pilot program being run by the Alliance for Digital Equality. The program aims to evaluate wireless technology's impact on student engagement and achievement.
Georgia is one of many states that is trying to position itself to receive the funding for broadband deployment in the first round of grants from the economic stimulus package.
Experts from all corners of the Southeast United States gathered at Benedict College earlier this month to discuss the state of broadband in their states and ways to further their interests.