Jackson County Broadband Project
What is Broadband?
Broadband is the transmission of wide bandwidth data over a high speed internet connection. In its simplest form, it is a high-speed Internet connection that is always on. According to the FCC, the definition of broadband internet is a minimum of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds.
There are six main types of broadband technologies:
- Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
- Cable Modem
- Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL).
What are We Doing?
Jackson County has made expanding broadband infrastructure and increasing digital equity a top priority. Expanding broadband infrastructure in our community would increase access to affordable and reliable high-speed internet as well as decrease the digital divide among our citizens.
To facilitate the expansion of Broadband in Jackson County, the County has partnered with the P3 Group to deliver a comprehensive solution that will provide reliable broadband internet service to at least 98% of the County. Click here to download a copy of the Jackson County Broadband Agreement with the P3 Group. Currently, the P3 Group is the development phase of the Broadband network. Check back here for the latest updates to the project.
Additional Broadband Resources:
- Internet Speed Survey – To do your part in the effort to increase Broadband availability in the County, take the Internet Speed Survey offered by the Department of Economic Opportunity. DEO Offers Internet Speed Survey Article Take the Internet Speed Test. The results of the Survey will allow the County to pinpoint areas that are lacking in service and prioritize service areas.
- REDI Plan – The Jackson County REDI Plan outlines the need for deliberate and organized attention to identify and address gaps in adoption, utilization, and quality of service of broadband and digital services.