Title: Oconee EMC and Conexon Connect Partner to Bring High-Speed Broadband to Rural Georgia
Oconee EMC, in partnership with internet service provider Conexon Connect, is set to revolutionize rural central Georgia by bringing world-class broadband to more than 3,000 members across Wilkinson County. The Connect, powered by Oconee EMC, fiber network aims to bridge the digital divide and provide high-speed internet access to underserved communities.
Expanding Fiber Broadband Access:
The Connect, powered by Oconee EMC, network will span nearly 588 miles, delivering fiber-to-the-home connectivity to residents in Wilkinson County. The goal is to eventually extend this high-speed broadband access to all Oconee EMC members, with the network build expected to be completed within one-to-two years.
Conexon Connect’s Expanding Footprint:
The partnership with Oconee EMC marks Conexon Connect’s eleventh EMC partnership in Georgia, solidifying its commitment to bridging the digital divide in rural areas. Across all projects in the state, the ISP plans to provide multi-gigabit-speed internet service to over 228,000 rural Georgians.
Success in Georgia:
Conexon Connect recently celebrated the early completion of its Connect network, powered by Southern Rivers Energy, in Georgia. The ISP condensed a three-year project into just two years, highlighting its dedication to rapidly bringing life-changing fiber broadband service to rural homes and businesses.
Closing the Digital Divide:
The collaboration between Oconee EMC and Conexon Connect is a significant step towards closing the digital divide in rural areas. Access to high-speed internet is crucial for economic growth, education, telemedicine, and overall quality of life. By leveraging fiber-optic technology, these organizations are empowering rural communities and enabling them to thrive in the digital age.
Oconee EMC’s partnership with Conexon Connect is a game-changer for rural central Georgia. The Connect, powered by Oconee EMC, fiber network will provide high-speed internet access to thousands of residents in Wilkinson County, with plans to expand further. This initiative demonstrates the power of collaboration and innovation in bridging the digital divide and ensuring equal access to essential resources in the modern world.
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