22: Broadband Connectivity Enhancement Project

Broadband Connectivity Project On-Demand Video for Survey

The on-demand video is available below and runs for approximately 11 minutes. It provides information about the project and steps for taking the broadband survey.

Project Statement

This project will provide funding to assist with the process of implementing and providing for the enhancement of broadband connectivity throughout Athens-Clarke County. Depending upon costs and funding availability, and to the extent allowed by law, this project may include, but not be limited to, the following: providing broadband connectivity for governmental use; construction of a high speed wireless network loop around the county to provide high speed broadband access to the Internet for citizens of Athens-Clarke County; land acquisition, design, construction, and other related costs for building out the infrastructure and incorporating it into the Unified Government workflow; providing Wi-Fi connectivity in the downtown area and targeted advertisements for business development; connectivity enhancements to increase phone and/or internet service geographically in Athens-Clarke County; and partnerships with local, regional, state, federal, and/or private entities. Additionally, to the extent allowed by law, funds may be used as matching funds for leveraging grant opportunities.

Estimated Cost:  
SPLOST 2020 Budget
Estimated Annual Operating Impact

Broadband User Group Meeting Videos