October 6, 2021 – The City of Waverly Hall announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Waverly Hall-based fiber optic Internet provider WavCom to promote state-of-the-art Internet access for Waverly Hall residents. The strategic partnership plans to bring high-speed fiber optic Internet to underserved portions of Waverly Hall. WavCom brings extensive experience building and operating fiber optic Internet networks and the partnership will enable effective collaboration on the fiber internet project. The City of Waverly Hall is in the process of seeking a grant to help fund the initiative.
“We have a long history of working closely with Waverly Hall to make sure its residents are connected to all the opportunities provided by today’s digital world,” commented Dillon Watson, WavCom Operations Manager. “This partnership will allow us to accelerate deployment to these areas that need better internet service.”
“WavCom has been actively deploying fiber in Waverly Hall for the past few years,” added Deb Rand, WavCom President. “The increased need for work and learning from home, not to mention healthcare and other critical services, have been brought to the forefront during the Pandemic and this partnership provides an avenue for WavCom to reach even more residents with gigabit fiber connections.”
“Creating a universally available, fast and reliable Internet option as soon as we can is critical to meeting our economic, health, education and social needs of Waverly Hall residents,” said Michael Harris, Mayor of Waverly Hall. “WavCom brings decades of broadband experience and will help us accomplish our common goal related to connectivity.”
WavCom and its affiliate companies are part of the ITC holding family and are building gigabit fiber internet networks all across the country delivering real high-speed Internet to tens of thousands of unserved, under-served and unhappily served Americans. ITC currently serves the communication and internet needs for thousands of residents and businesses in Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, and Texas. In addition, ITC works closely within its partner and part-owner Atlantic Engineering Group (AEG) for the design, engineering, and construction of ITC’s gigabit Fiber-to-the-Premise networks. AEG has worked with municipalities, rural electric cooperatives and internet service providers for over 25 years and has built over 50,000 miles of fiber plant, passing almost 3 million homes, with over 130 FTTP projects completed all across the country. AEG is currently building a FTTP network in partnership with the City of Ft. Collins, CO. All of this work is focused on bring real high-speed Internet to those customers in order to narrow the digital divide that has been widening in rural areas.
At WavCom, we believe everyone should have access to the most reliable, fastest internet speed available – at a fair price, regardless of where you live and work. WavCom is focused on underserved areas of Georgia. Formed in 1944, WavCom provides a variety of communication services to residents and businesses. Backed by the strength of ITC Holdings and their 125-year track record of delivering high-performance fiber to rural communities across America, WavCom is expanding its fiber network to other areas in Georgia.