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 WITH ADDENDUMS 

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.

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.

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 10/1/2021, with each successive milestone accomplished by 1/1/2022, 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 and Pre-registration


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.


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


This 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. The ability to pre-register is also available on this site.