Reduction of Municipal Rights-Of-Way Fees
This bill would reduce the rates owed to municipalities for the usage of the public rights-of-way for laying linear miles of fiber in cities where no retail end users are receiving broadband services. Under current law cities follow the rates and fee structure set by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). This bill would establish the new rate for linear fiber at 0.05 cents per foot, or $264 per mile. Currently, cities are owed $5,000/mile in urban areas and $1,000/mile in rural areas, as determined by the GDOT rate structure.
3/29/2021 - Passed Senate