The Oglethorpe County Economic Development Authority created a Broadband Subcommittee in February of 2018. The committee’s goal is to connect our community - our students, our industries, our entrepreneurs - to the world beyond Oglethorpe County through reliable, high-speed internet for all.
In July of 2019, the Oglethorpe County Board of Commissioners designated $350,000 to be utilized in an initial pilot program to create 25/3 mb speeds for at least 1,000 Oglethorpe County households. Priority for the funds will be given to a provider who is experienced in providing telecommunications services to rural communities and are willing to partner with the county in revenue sharing. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document for interested providers can be found on the Georgia Procurement Registry.