County Broadband Project
Walton County Broadband Project
As approved by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Walton County has partnered with SOM1101, LLC to build a fixed wireless broadband network throughout the County.
Fixed wireless is the operation of wireless communication devices used to connect two fixed locations with a wireless link, i.e. building to building or tower to building. This will work by installing antennas on towers in strategic areas that will send a signal and connect to an antenna on a home that will bring Internet into the residence.
The 5-year contract was signed by the BCC on May 12, 2020.
Due to COVID and manufacturing delays for the wireless equipment, there was an Addendum approved by the BCC on May 25, 2021. This changed the start of service dates for Phases A and B, moving them to October 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022, respectively. Phases C and D start of service dates remain the same.
There was an additional Addendum approved by the BCC on September 28, 2021. This changed the start of service dates for Phases A, B, and C, moving them to January 1, 2022, February 1, 2022, and April 1, 2022, respectively. Phase D start of service date will remain the same.
SOM1101 will provide at least the following service options:
Basic Service Plan (25Mbps download / 3Mbps upload):
- 24-month contract with $0 down, $45/month;
- 12-month contract with $50 down, $45/month; or
- No contract with $100 down, $45/month
Enhanced Service Plan (100Mbps download / 20Mbps upload):
- 24-month contract with $0 down, $60/month;
- 12-month contract with $50 down, $60/month; or
- No contract with $100 down, $60/month
All Service Offerings will require a separate one time $100 Professional Installation fee for a standard installation. Costs and maintenance of the consumer equipment is included in the monthly recurring fee.
Each contract shall provide for a $15/month early termination fee.
Start of Service
The first milestone shall be reached prior to 1/1/2022, with each successive milestone accomplished by 2/1/2022, 4/1/2022, and 6/1/2022.
Service within a milestone area shall become available to residences within 3 months of achieving the milestone for that area.