November 15, 2019 8:30 AM
9th District Congressman Doug Collins reintroduced the Gigabit
Opportunity (GO) Act, House Resolution 5082, to encourage broadband development
in economically disadvantaged communities.
GO Act allows governors to designate one-fourth of their state’s low-income
communities as Gigabit Opportunities Zones. It also provides tax incentives for companies
to invest in gigabit-capable broadband expansion within these zones.
GO Act also encourages leaders of states, counties, and cities to voluntarily
adopt a uniform broadband deployment plan to expedite gigabit-capable rollout.
In his reintroduction Collins said:
High-speed internet access has become a prerequisite for economic growth in America, yet many of our neighbors struggle to gain reliable access to broadband. By concentrating private investment in low-income areas, the Gigabit Opportunity Act will open the door for these communities to succeed in our 21st century economy.