Broadband: A Necessity for Georgians - Urge Your Representatives to Vote Yes

In Georgia, an estimated 626,070 people, or 25 percent of the rural population, are without access to 25 Mbps/3 Mbps internet service. This lack of high-speed internet, or broadband as it is commonly referred, can have a lasting impact. AARP Georgia supports broadband expansion because broadband delivers new technologies that are improving the quality of life for people of all ages and can help older Georgians live independently in their homes and communities. It also combats social isolation and improves well-being by supporting services like distance learning and telehealth.


HB 23/SB 2 would authorize electric membership corporations and their affiliates to provide broadband services. This legislation will help to fill the gap in broadband deployment in some rural locations and help to ensure access and affordability for all Georgians to benefit fully from new technologies.


Contact your elected officials today in support of HB 23/SB 2, sponsored by Representative Penny Houston and Senator Steve Gooch, respectively, to authorize electric membership corporations and their affiliates to provide broadband services.

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Support HB 23/SB 2 to Ensure Broadband for Rural Georgia

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