February 15, 2011 -- Lebanon, NH: BroadMap and One Economy announced they have been selected following a competitive bid process to collect, integrate and verify the availability, speed and location of high-speed Internet access across the State of Georgia. These efforts are part of Year 3 of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration under the State Broadband Initiative grant program.
BroadMap and One Economy will provide services to Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) to gather broadband data twice a year to update Georgia’s searchable online map ( www.georgiabroadband.net) and the NTIA’s National Broadband Map ( www.broadbandmap.gov).
“Georgia is deeply committed to providing accurate broadband service information and we are proud to assist the GTA with the broadband data collection, verification and mapping,” said Daniel Perrone, chief executive officer at BroadMap.
Georgia is also working with BroadMap and One Economy to improve and update the State’s broadband map to allow residents to more easily understand their broadband service options. “Broadband is essential to strengthening Georgia’s economy,” said David Saunier, president of One Economy Corporation. “This team will provide the information needed to improve existing broadband service and expand broadband opportunities throughout the State.”
Rich Calhoun, program director at Georgia Technology Authority, said, “Collaboration and data driven decision making are the key ingredients to Georgia's broadband success. The GTA looks forward to continued excellence from BroadMap and One Economy."
Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) manages the delivery of IT infrastructure services and managed network services to state and local government entities. Our vision is a transparent, integrated enterprise where technology decisions are made with the citizen in mind. GTA connects Georgians to their government. www.gta.georgia.gov
One Economy is a global non-profit organization that leverages the power of technology and connects underserved people around the world to vital information that will improve their lives. One Economy’s mission is to ensure that every person, regardless of income and location, can maximize the power of technology to improve the quality of his or her life and enter the economic mainstream. To learn more visit www.one-economy.com.
BroadMap serves business and government GIS users through a unique three-prong approach, offering industry-leading geographic data products, GIS services and solutions. BroadMap’s highly regarded technology team brings nearly 300 years of combined mapping experience across multiple industry sectors. BroadMap has established itself as both a community and market leader by providing partners with a single destination to meet all their GIS needs including base map and additional data layers, world-class services in geocoding, mapping, boundary creation and consulting and complete, custom, turnkey GIS solutions. www.broadmap.com