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.

VIEW FIXED WIRELESS CONTRACT

Fixed Wireless

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.

Service Offerings

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

Installation Fees

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 6/1/2021, with each successive milestone accomplished by 10/1/2021, 2/1/2022, and 6/1/2022.

Service within a milestone area shall become available to residences within 3 months of achieving the milestone for that area.

Milestone Map

Broadband Milestones

Countywide Broadband Company, WildStar Networks, Launches Website, Pre-registration Coming Soon

 

In May of 2020, Walton County contracted with WildStar Networks in design, install, maintain and run a fixed wireless broadband network that will offer high-speed internet service to all Walton County residents.

 

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

 

In order to provide information to the public, WildStar Networks has launched their consumer website, www.wildstarnetworks.com

 

This new website includes information about the service, the company’s pricing model  and map that provides information on when service is anticipated in certain areas of Walton County.

 

In addition, in the near future, the site will provide the opportunity for the public to pre-register for service.  This pre-registration will allow the company to contact those who wish to obtain service with an email when service is available in their area.

 

We invite the public to visit this new site and continue to monitor the page for updates on pre-registration.