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August 30, 2021 (Waverly Hall, GA) – WavCom, a provider of state-of-the-art fiber internet service in underserved parts of Georgia, announced today an agreement with Upson County, Georgia under which WavCom will provide lightning-fast 1 gigabit fiber optic Internet service to over 83% of the county, covering approximately 11,500 households, schools, government buildings, and a local community college.

“This is a great opportunity to improve the education, healthcare and economic development for everyone in Upson County, and to bring Internet to underserved households,” said Deb Rand, President of WavCom. We have received incredible support from our partner Upson County and key stakeholders, including the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce, the Thomaston-Upson County Industrial Development Authority, and Upson EMC.”

“Expanding fiber communications has become a critical component of successful economic development, workforce retention, education, healthcare, agriculture, and the list goes on,” stated Dillon Watson, Manager of WavCom. “We are thrilled to give the residents of Upson County access to affordable real high-speed internet and provide this critical infrastructure to attract and retain labor and key industries.”

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5 thoughts on “WavCom Partners with Upson County to Expand Internet

    1. I have nothing to do with this company, but I just saw your question, and it doesn’t look like it was answered. I’m in the same boat with you, plus I live in the valley behind the mountain in Southern Pike and the satellite companies can’t even help me. Our state representative Beth Camp just sent me this article. She told me it would be for ALL Upson EMC customers… so hopefully the answer is yes.

      1. I live in Pike County (in Meansville, GA). I have Upson EMC. Yes I just called Upson EMC in Thomaston GA and they seem to know nothing about fiber internet. Why is Southern Rivers already started putting in fiber lines and Upson EMC doesn’t seem to know anything. Its very frustrating! Can we get Beth Camp to find out what is going on? Southern Rivers is going to finish serving all of their customers before Upson EMC ever gets started.

  1. Well our location is on the border with Southern Rivers/Connexon project. Our power is supplied by Upson EMC at Sullivan Rd. Zebulon Ga. We are approximately 1000 foot or so from the fiber optic line that was installed by Connexon on the Southern Rivers fiber project. When I asked if we could have the fiber ran a couple of poles further South on Sullivan, the answer was no. So we are within rock throwing distance of high speed internet and cant get it. We have lived in our home for 32 years and have delt with our share of inadequate internet services. I see no mapping that shows the area we are in, being provided internet service form WavCom/Highland or Connexon. Also as mentioned in a previous email, Upson EMC doesn’t seem to have a clue what’s going on either. Dont know if they’re being left in the dark or what.

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