Grant & Loan Awards: Johnson County


Johnson County

BRIDGE Fund: $11,600

Awarded: 01/30/2007

Applicant: Johnson County

BRIDGE funds to assist with the cost of two feasibility studies needed to help determine the economic benefits and costs of providing high speed broadband in the unincorporated and rural section of Johnson County. The applicant proposes to contract with TechSmart at Georgia Tech to complete a technology assessment engaging local businesses, civic institutions and government agencies. Johnson County is lacking in distance learning opportunities, either through area colleges or other entities. The establishment of a satellite facility would enable local students to participate in higher education while enjoying the benefits of living in a rural area. Camvera will conduct an engineering study including propagation analysis, signal spectrum analysis, site survey and map of potential sites for antennas and towers that could be used to deliver high-speed Internet.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $14,500

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