Category: Technology

Georgia’s Television Taxes Need Updating

This week’s Courier Herald column: When it comes to my television watching habits, I’m still a bit old school.  I’ve yet to “cut the cord”.  My television signal comes to me over traditional cable.  Except it’s not, really. It’s actually a service that piggybacks off of my broadband internet system.  It’s relatively new technology available

Hacker Selling Reported GA Voter List for $250

Does anyone else think whoever is selling the purported list of Georgia’s voters is setting the price too low? If so, you can scoop up that bargain (and 18 other states’ rolls) according to a report in ZDNet. The technology news website didn’t list the “popular hacking forum” where the information is being sold, but according

Governor and Lt. Governor To FAA: Spaceport Camden Is Go For Launch

A lot of the focus of economic growth is around the metro Atlanta area….which makes since due to the fact that the majority of Georgia’s population works and/or resides in the metro area.  However, South Georgia is getting some well-deserved attention not just because of the Savannah port, but because of Spaceport Camden.  Spaceport Camden

Speaker David Ralston Attends Infrastructure Announcement

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston attended President Donald Trump’s announcement yesterday on his commitment to infrastructure improvements across America. As Charlie touches on in his column yesterday, Georgia is positioned to benefit from the President’s focus on state-centered infrastructure solutions. President Trump’s budget is a practice of federalism where states are responsible for creating their

AT&T Expands Internet Access In Rural Georgia

You may recall last year’s announcement by AT&T of rolling out fixed wireless in rural parts of Georgia. In less than a year, AT&T has deployed the service in 46 counties with the ability of serving 27,000 locations, according to AT&T. The wireless service guarantees at least 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload speeds.

AT&T And Georgia Power Partner To Deliver Broadband Access Over Power Lines

AT&T announced today that they have selected Georgia to be its testbed for delivering gigabit broadband access over power lines (BPL). The technology could make great strides in reaching underserved areas that have limited or no broadband access, like rural areas. From the AJC article: AT&T said its Project AirGig could someday deliver “gigabit” speeds

Net Neutrality: Why I’m More Concerned About Google And Facebook Than My Internet Provider

If you read the news articles around social media, we are being driven to the dark ages with the FCC’s decision to roll back an Obama-era decision to classify broadband providers as common carriers.  The click-bait articles tend to make it sound like Internet Service Providers are rubbing their grubby little hands together to nickel-and-dime