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Welcome to the Oconee County FOCUS (Fiber Optics Creating Unified Solutions) project site. This site exists to provide the latest information on the countywide fiber project awarded by the Federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009. The county has installed 252 miles of fiber optic backbone in the county. 

 

Thank you for your inquiry in regards to the Oconee County FOCUS Broadband project. Transitioning from the Grants phase of the project to the maintenance phase is now taking place and are working diligently to provide updated information. Please CLICK HERE to view the list and contact information to the ISP's (Internet Service Providers) that currently have contracts with Oconee County.  We hope to be adding new information in the upcoming weeks.

We appreciate your patience as we are working hard to get you the information that you need.

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OCONEE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION 415 S. PINE ST. WALHALLA SC 29691 864.638.4245 WWW.OCONEESC.COM PRESS RELEASE     Contact: Mike Powell, FOCUS Director                                     Kim Wilbanks, Project Manager 864-638-4245                            &nbs...
The FOCUS Project has been moving along in the past few months with the bulk of the activity in the Mountain Rest and Long Creek Areas of the County.  We have now installed 200 miles +/- of conduit of the original 245 miles and we are approaching 175 miles of fiber optic cable. The project started out in the urban areas and progress was slow.  Once we got out into the more rural areas of the County the pace picked up.  We are on schedule to complete construction of the conduit in the first quarter of 2013. Out of the 150+ anchor institutions, 96 have completed the installatio...
The updates have been few and far between mostly due to the construction activity that has taken place and the mile upon mile that we have been adding. Most of the activity has been building the backbone network. Out of the original 245 miles we have installed 170 miles +/- of conduit and nearly 160 miles of fiber optic cable. If you look at the map on this web site you will see the planned routes. The team has been busy over the last few months setting up the three Network Operations Centers, NOCs for short. The 3 NOCs have been up and active since July 16th. Extensive testing was required...