§ 50-40-40. Certification as broadband ready community; requirements for certification.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 50. STATE GOVERNMENT

Chapter 40. PROMOTION AND DEPLOYMENT OF BROADBAND SERVICES

Article 3. BROADBAND COMMUNITIES

Current through 2019-2020 Chapters 1-469, 473, 476-478, 481-485, 487-489, 493, 494, 500, 502, 509, 515, 519, 521, 523-526, 533, 536-541

§ 50-40-40. Certification as broadband ready community; requirements for certification

(a) A political subdivision that has a comprehensive plan that includes the promotion of the deployment of broadband services, as required pursuant to Code Sections 36-70-6 and 50-8-7.1, may apply to the Department of Community Affairs for certification as a broadband ready community. The department shall by rules and regulations prescribe the form and manner for making an application. The department shall prescribe by rules and regulations a process for public notice and comment on an application for a period of at least 30 days after such application is received, except that such process shall not apply to an application by a political subdivision that enacts a model ordinance developed by the department under Code Section 50-40-41.
(b) The department shall approve an application and certify a political subdivision as a broadband ready community if the department determines that such political subdivision has enacted an ordinance that complies with Code Section 50-40-41. If the process for public notice and comment applies to an application, the department shall, before approving such application, consider any public comments made regarding such application.

Cite as OCGA § 50-40-40

History. Added by 2018 Ga. Laws 423, §6-1, eff. 5/7/2018.