The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the lack of broadband connectivity in certain areas of the state — especially when school buildings were closed and teachers were forced to turn to online and digital education formats to reach their students.

In response to this, Gov. Brian Kemp announced that the state had developed a new tool that is designed to bring more transparency about the internet marketplace across Georgia. The first of its kind Broadband Availability Map will also clarify which Georgia households do not have access to high-speed internet. 

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