Walker County Government, in partnership with Kinetic by Windstream, will address the deployment of a Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) solution to 3,339 homes and businesses in rural Walker County during a Town Hall meeting October 10. The project involves extending 323 miles of fiber throughout the Armuchee Valley, Center Post and Kensington communities, among other locations.
“This project will serve many of the unserved and underserved in our community,” said Chairman Shannon Whitfield, Walker County Board of Commissioners. “It’s difficult to accept there are still places in the county where the internet can only be accessed for school or work by using a dial-up modem, if there is any internet connection at all.”
The Rural Broadband Town Hall Meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library, which is located at 305 S. Duke Street in LaFayette. Kinetic by Windstream representatives will be available to answer questions and pre-register individuals interested in learning when the fiber service is available at their home or business.
Following the Rural Broadband Town Hall, there will be a presentation from Scenic Land Company at 7:00 p.m. updating the community on the McLemore resort project on Lookout Mountain. Topics to be discussed include:
- The Cloudland Lodge, A Curio Collection by Hilton 245-room hotel, conference center and spa
- The Outpost, a new 18-hole “links-inspired” cliff-edge golf course
- Retail and commercial centers
- Medical, fire and security centers
- Available job opportunities. A job fair will be conducted on site.
Both events will take place in the Wardlaw Meeting Room at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library.