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Update on Broadband Legislation

Georgia legislators are considering a bill, House Bill 23 sponsored by Rep. Penny Houston (R-Nashville) which allows EMCs to engage in broadband services and creates common sense cross-subsidization protections that ensure consumer protection and fair competition. 

Broadband access for rural Georgia is a vital issue that our state is facing and EMCs, while not a silver bullet, provide another important option to communities and Georgia families who've grown desperate for this essential service. 

While Southern Rivers Energy has no plans to begin providing broadband service, this legislation provides an opportunity for any EMC in the state to partner with other providers to help expand services in rural areas with little to no access. We ask you to join us in supporting legislation that opens the door for additional pathways to bridge the digital divide in rural Georgia. 

We need your help! Please tell your state Representative to vote YES on HB 23 by sending them a message at this link:

    • It’s fast - click “Take Action”
    • Fill in the required information to match you with your legislator
    • A pre-drafted letter is available, but feel free to edit as you please
    • Click “Send Letter” and it will automatically be sent to your state Representative
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