Columbia County Broadband Project
COLUMBIA COUNTY WORKING TO IMPROVE BROADBAND ACCESS
FOR RESIDENTS, STUDENTS AND BUSINESSES
Broadband communications capability has been identified as a major infrastructure consideration that cannot be ignored and must be a priority in order for the entire County to be economically competitive. Rural areas of the County have limited choices for telecommunications providers, which translates to higher costs; however more remote areas within the County (central and eastern parts) have limited coverage or no access. Fiber connectivity and coverage is necessary for the County to attract employers and skilled workers, allow young people to stay in the communities in which they were raised and allow home based businesses to thrive.
The County engaged broadband experts from ECC Technologies to draft a plan for the County that will contain a market feasibility and preliminary engineering study to expand broadband telecommunication services within the County. Please see the update below, or click HERE for the downloadable .pdf version