Georgia Rural Broadband Survey

(Cumming, GA; September 29, 2016) – Sawnee EMC wants to let its members know about a survey currently being conducted regarding broadband service for Georgians. In this year’s session of the Georgia General Assembly, members of the Senate and House overwhelmingly approved Senate Resolution 876, which created the 2016 Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee.

While the name is long, the goal is simple – to learn more from Georgians and their current access to broadband service (or lack thereof) and to learn how better access to internet service might improve economic growth and quality of life.

The Study Committee consists of five (5) state Senators and five (5) Representatives from different geographical regions of Georgia. The Committee will be working with the Georgia Broadband Center, which is located within the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Together, they are collecting as much data as possible from across the state, via a short online survey. They want input from as many Georgians as possible, including homeowners, businesses, any Internet users in order to achieve actual “user feedback” to consider as they review potential solutions to bridge the digital divide that Georgians are dealing with.

You can learn more about this effort and participate in the survey at https://broadband.georgia.gov. The survey will be open until December 1, 2016.

About Sawnee EMC
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 161,500 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $524 million, with energy sales of 3.6 billion kWh and annual revenue of $354 million. With a team of approximately 305 dedicated professionals and over 10,150 miles of distribution line, Sawnee stands ready at all times to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.