HEMC Launches Fiber Pilot Project
Habersham EMC is conducting a pilot project to bring fiber optic service to the communities it serves. The pilot project is exploring the feasibility of providing fiber optic service to more members without financial assistance from state and federal grants.
"The Board of Directors recognizes that HEMC has an opportunity to support our members and communities with advanced broadband and the many advantages it enables," explains HEMC President/CEO Jonathan Cantrell. "If the project has adequate support from our members, then it will be expanded to other areas. However, due to the construction costs, that will have to be done in phases."
The first phase of the pilot project will be in the north Duncan Bridge Road area of White County. HEMC members within each phase will be contacted with pricing details as the installation fee and plans will vary from HEMC's existing Trailwave service. Members within the pilot project area may apply online.
HEMC members not included within the pilot project area may call the office or complete this form for an installation estimate.