Accelecom Joins Georgia Broadband Advisory Committee

Staff Report

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

 Accelecom, a fast-growing Southeastern regional wholesale and business fiber provider, today announced it has been selected to join the Georgia Broadband Advisory Committee. As the state's largest middle mile network provider with a predominantly rural footprint, Accelecom is uniquely positioned to deliver essential broadband services to rural communities.

"Through continued investment in the former Georgia Public Web (GPW), Accelecom is bringing secure, reliable and scalable high-speed internet services to underserved and unserved areas of the state," said Brad Kilbey, CEO for Accelecom. "We look forward to working with Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) and partners to pave a modern broadband path to more connected healthcare, education, and ag-tech services that spur innovation and economic development."

GTA and the Department of Community Affairs are leading the Georgia Broadband Initiative, whose goal is to promote and deploy broadband services in unserved areas of the state. Broadband has become essential to business, education, healthcare, agriculture, and overall quality of life, but many rural communities lack high-speed access to the internet. The initiative also involves the Department of Economic Development, the State Properties Commission, and the Department of Transportation.

Accelecom, based in Louisville, Ky., completed its acquisition of Georgia Public Web in October of 2022. The acquisition enables Accelecom to provide fiber-based next-generation network solutions to enterprise and carrier customers region-wide, while improving the quality of broadband connectivity in urban and rural areas. Since closing its acquisition in October, the company has expanded its network engineering, operations, sales, and customer support staff in Georgia with the goal of delivering a superior customer experience and creating long-term value for Georgia communities, businesses, and consumers alike.