Atlanta, GA (August 29, 2018) – Commissioner Christopher Nunn has announced Deana Perry as the Executive Director of the new Rural Broadband Program, which resides at Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs. The program was created by Senate Bill 402 – the Achieving Connectivity Everywhere (ACE) Act – and signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal this past spring. The mission of this new program is to provide planning, deployment, and incentives for broadband services and other emerging communications technologies throughout the state.
“I’m pleased to have someone with Deana’s deep policy and grant experience to head up this initiative,” said Nunn. “Bridging the digital divide is critical, and we are going to have to rely on strong partnerships. Deana has the contacts and background to help unlock the internet’s benefits for our rural areas and enable every Georgia household to participate in the digital economy.”