• News Updates

    Posted on November 20th, 2012

    Written by OconeeFocus

    Project Update November 20, 2012

    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 installation phase for conduit.  Out of those, 60 have had the necessary hardware installed to bring the connection up.  All of the schools have been connected and 20 are now actively testing their connections in preparation for switching over.  The hardware for the County Fire Stations has arrived and preparations are being made to assemble and install this hardware.

    The three Network Operations Centers, NOCs for short, are fully operational. The core ring is up and traffic is moving throughout the network.

    As we move into the first quarter of next year, we will be winding down construction activities and begin inspections with remediation of any open issues.  Connection to the network for Anchors will move forward with many of them seeing their connections go live and carry traffic.

    We want to thank you for your patience and interest in the project as we work diligently to provide a great asset to Oconee County and its citizens. More exciting news to come as we work hard to complete this project.

  • News Updates

    Posted on August 17th, 2012

    Written by OconeeFocus

    Project Update August 16, 2012

    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 to certify the core ring to be ready for service.

    As of August 8, we have established connections to all but 4 of the County Schools. We are in the process of connecting Tamassee High/Middle, Tamassee Elementary, Keowee Elementary and Orchard Park to the core ring. The installation crews are busy making connections to a number of county offices as well as evacuation centers, state and federal offices. The team will focus on connecting the fire stations in the county next.

    Thank you for your patience and interest in the project. We are working diligently to provide a great asset to Oconee County and its citizens. More exciting news to come as we work hard to complete this project.

  • News Updates

    Posted on July 27th, 2012

    Written by OconeeFocus

    Broadband Bill H3508 Update

    Broadband Bill H3508 has passed the House and Senate. June 29th Governor Nikki Hailey signed into law the Broadband bill. We will have more information on the bill and its effect, if any, on the Oconee F.O.C.U.S. project.

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