Rural Broadband

Rural Broadband

Middle Georgia EMC Broadband Partnership with Conexon Connect

Middle Georgia EMC has announced plans to transform life for its 4,800 members by providing access to reliable, affordable, high-speed fiber broadband service. The cooperative has selected Conexon Connect, the newly-formed internet service provider created and managed by rural fiber-optic network design and construction management leader Conexon, to lead the project. The electric cooperative is teaming up with Conexon Connect to launch and deploy a 1,900-mile fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network providing high-speed internet access to 4,800 members in Dooly, Houston, Macon, Pulaski, Turner, Wilcox and Ben Hill counties in central Georgia. The $36.7 million project will reach 100 percent of the Middle Georgia EMC membership with fiber internet upon completion, which is expected within two years. The first customers will be connected as early as first quarter 2022.

The fiber-optic network will offer members access to symmetrical Gigabit internet capabilities (same download and upload speeds) – among the fastest and most robust in the nation. Additionally, it will provide reliable, clear phone service and enable the benefits of smart grid capabilities to the electrical infrastructure, including improved power outage response times, better load balancing, more efficient electricity delivery and other benefits. For more information, call 470-369-0099 or visit conexonconnect.com.

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