Governor Nathan Deal tweeted out a press release announcing a partnership with Waymo to test self-driving trucks in Atlanta. We’re excited to partner with @Waymo in testing self-driving trucks in Atlanta. As we look to the future of innovation, self-driving technology is at the forefront of enhancing roadway safety and making the transportation of American
This week’s Courier Herald column: The state legislature completed crossover day last Thursday, entering the home stretch towards a close of business on midnight March 29th. All that is certain between now and then is that a balanced budget will be passed by both chambers. That is, after all, the minimum requirement for their annual
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
Broadband and wireless access is one of our major topics here at GeorgiaPol. After all, it’s necessary for you to be able to read us. One of the newer ways that this need is being filled is “small-cells“, which help expand cellular capacities and will be critical for the rollout of 5G service. The issue is
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 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
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
You’d like to think no one in Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office or the KSU Center for Election Systems would be so glaringly inept as to wipe the data off a server that is the center of a lawsuit over election security. And that they wouldn’t do so immediately after said lawsuit was filed.
Southern Company, parent of mega-utility Georgia Power, has distributed a press release this morning that they have decided to continue with the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 & 4 – currently the only nuclear power plants under construction in the country. South Carolina utilities chose to scrap construction of their units in the past
Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09) was on CBS This Morning earlier in the week to discuss the lack of access for rural areas and the legislation (Gigabit Opportunity Act) he has introduced to address it. You can check out the video here: “Rural Internet access” probably invokes the thought of the farmer who can’t get high-speed