Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc. Expands Services
Published: Tue Jan 12 2021
Company Name: Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc
Industry Sector: Technology
Company Profile: Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc is a last-mile internet service provider and woman-owned business. A last-mile internet service provider offers the network connections that link end-users to the wider internet.
- About program: The JOIG provides financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.
- Support amount: $50,000
Type of Project: Expansion
- Location: Waverly
- Region: Southeast Ohio
Capital Investment: $3.8 million
Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc. plans to invest $3.8 million to provide 1 Gig optical fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) high-speed internet service over 64 miles to 1,300 residential and business customers in southern Ohio.
FTTH offers Gigibit-speeds that are considerably faster than a typical cable modem or DSL connection. This investment will help to extend high speed internet access to a largely underserved area.
Company officials indicated the investment represents the first phase of a two-phase approach to providing expanded optical fiber-to-home high-speed internet service within its rural footprint in Pike and Scioto Counties. Presently, Southern Ohio Communication Services plans to make an additional investment that will result in optical fiber-to-home high-speed Internet service to residents and businesses in southern Ohio.
The JobsOhio Inclusion Grant will be used toward building and engineering costs.
We are excited to bring Gigibit-speed internet to the homes and businesses in Southern Ohio. The availability of fiber to the premises internet will improve the quality of life in rural areas.
- Gary Cooper -
President / Southern Ohio Communications
JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and Pike County Economic & Community Development