Category: Technology

Georgia Answering Call For More Cybersecurity Workers

Last week’s Courier Herald column: I had a long drive Tuesday, and much of it was punctuated by recurring news updates regarding President Biden’s summit of leaders from the tech and financial industries on Cybersecurity.  While the meeting had been highly choreographed to emphasize what private industry is already doing to combat the ever present

A Few Thoughts On Social Media

Social media has certainly changed how we interact with one another. It’s been a blessing for allowing people to connect over long distances–even more so during a pandemic. It’s also been a curse by allowing people across the political to spread disinformation. Social media platforms started to crackdown on accounts that violated their terms of

State Senate Approves Plan To Boost Rural Broadband; State Launches Internet Speed Project

Rural broadband has been a hot topic over the last few years, and the transition to online instruction due to COVID-19 has shown real gaps in areas that do not have access to high-speed Internet access. The Georgia Senate passed legislation that would allow the state Public Service Commission to regulating how much electric co-ops

Legislators Seek To Remove Georgia’s Pole Tax

Georgia’s is currently committing broadband suppression via a virtual pole tax.  Separate bills working their way through the House and Senate are aimed at removing barriers that would reduce the cost to deploy high speed internet services.  Supporters of the legislation say it would pave the way to more broadband coverage in rural areas.  Opponents

Making Georgia The Epicenter of Digital Health Innovation

Information Technology is a large field, and Georgia is quickly becoming the home to a range of tech companies from small startups to large Fortune 50 companies (or their IT divisions). It’s a field that has major impact to Georgia’s economy. Financial Technology (or Fintech, for short) has visibility when discussing policy that affects technology

Leaders Reveal Priorities For Legislative Session

This week’s Courier Herald column: Legislators from across the state reconvened in Atlanta this week for the 2020 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Tensions remain higher than average among Georgia’s leaders as tight budgets force competition among everyone’s priorities.  They’ll have to work harder than normal to present a unified front for the majority’s