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Internet Access in Georgia

Georgia has the 12th best broadband access ranking in the United States. The state boasts a 35.8% of fiber-optic service access, which is significantly higher than the national average. Additionally, Georgia’s average download speed is about 150.6 Mbps, which is higher than most states.

Speed for Major providers in Georgia
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84.90%

Terrestrial Broadband Coverage

57.40%

Wired Low Price Plan Access

83.2

Mbps Average State Wide Speed

12th

State Broadband Access Ranking

92.5%

of Georgians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

97.4%

of Georgians have access to wireline service.

Internet Speed in Top Georgia Cities
Top Cities
Avg Download Speed
No. Of Providers

Atlanta

60.8 MBPS

41 Providers

Orlando

103.3 MBPS

26 Providers

Savannah

86.5 MBPS

23 Providers

Lawrenceville

102.9 MBPS

19 Providers

Tampa

66.0 MBPS

23 Providers

The State of Broadband

Georgia has the 12th best broadband access ranking in the United States. The state boasts a 35.8% of fiber-optic service access, which is significantly higher than the national average. Additionally, Georgia’s average download speed is about 150.6 Mbps, which is higher than most states.

The Digital Divide

Although the state is relatively well-connected, some counties still have low broadband coverage, and not all residents have equal access to affordable data. 94.1% of Georgians have access to a wired connection capable of 25 Mbps download speeds or faster, and there are just under 500,00 people in the state without access this level of connection. Despite Georgia’s 232 operational internet providers 286,000 residents do not have access to a single internet provider.

Best-Connected Cities

The most well-connected cities in Georgia are Cumming, Alpharetta, Lawrenceville, Decatur, and Marietta.

Worst-Connected Cities

Nunez, Louvale, Siloam, Bluffton, and Rockledge, are the cities with the poorest connection in the state of Georgia, with no residents in any of these cities have access to a low-priced wired internet plan.

Governmental Initiatives

In 2018, state legislation launched the Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative, which promotes and deploys broadband services throughout the state to unserved areas with a minimum of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds.