The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) began planning and building the Georgia K12 Network in 1994. Since E-Rate funding became available, the GaDOE has complied with all SLD regulations while applying for and received funding discounts for network services. Currently the network provides Internet Access for all public school districts, State Schools, and State Charter Schools. The network has become a stable and efficient tool used extensively by Georgia educators and students.
In 2014 GaDOE partnered with the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) to provide the next generation of the Georgia K12 Network. In this partnership we leveraged the USG services of Peachnet which provides networking and internet services to all State Colleges and Universities. With the cost savings now experienced through this partnership we provide a minimum of 100 Mbps of Internet bandwidth per school based on the number of schools in each school district. Each district in the state will continue to be provided with a single connection to the Georgia K12 Network. Each district in turn remains responsible for providing their own WAN connections from the district Internet host to connect the schools in its school system.