Monday, November 15, 2021

Oconee County Broadband Contract With Charter Expected To Provide Nearly Complete County Coverage In About Two Years

***Federal Relief Funds To Be Used***

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners has decided to use $1.7 million in federal relief funds the county has in hand to pay Charter Communications to build out broadband in underserved areas mostly in the central and southern parts of the county.

The county’s grant isn’t likely to be all that Charter will need to invest to reach the 1,377 addresses tentatively identified as lacking adequate broadband service, but it is the amount that Charter requested in negotiations for the grant from the county.