Originally posted on Data Center POST
In an era where digital connectivity is an essential part of daily life, LiveOak Fiber is taking charge in transforming underserved rural communities in the Southeastern United States. The regional broadband service provider has been recognized for its groundbreaking efforts with the prestigious Visionary Spotlight Award from ChannelVision Magazine in the category of “Rural and Underserved Connectivity.” This award honors LiveOak Fiber’s commitment to bridging the digital divide and providing affordable, reliable internet services to traditionally underserved areas in Georgia and Florida.
Empowering Communities Through Connectivity
LiveOak Fiber’s mission goes beyond merely providing internet services; it is dedicated to investing in the communities it serves. By delivering robust digital infrastructure to local residents and businesses, the company aims to enrich lives, create new career opportunities, and drive economic growth.
To address the pressing need for reliable broadband internet in rural regions, LiveOak Fiber has embarked on an ambitious $300 Million investment plan. Over the next three years, the company will build out 200,000 passings in Glynn County, Georgia, and Okaloosa County, Florida. By focusing on these areas, LiveOak Fiber seeks to empower communities with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age.
Digital Empowerment in Action
LiveOak Fiber’s commitment to its mission is exemplified by its recent work in Brunswick, Georgia. The company began building a fiber network in June of this year, starting at Exit 29. This initiative represents a significant step forward for the community, as it opens the doors to reliable, high-speed internet access for residents and businesses alike.
In March 2023, LiveOak Fiber achieved another milestone by launching its fiber network services in Shalimar, Florida. As the first community in Okaloosa County, Florida to benefit from LiveOak’s new fiber infrastructure, Shalimar now enjoys enhanced digital infrastructure for education, entrepreneurship, and community development.
Affordable Connectivity for All
One of the key factors in LiveOak Fiber’s success is its commitment to affordability. By providing affordable fiber connectivity options, the company is breaking down barriers and ensuring underserved communities have access to the same digital resources as their urban counterparts. This approach not only strengthens local economies but also fosters a sense of inclusion and equality, where every individual has the opportunity to access reliable and fast internet services.
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