eDonalsonville cuts ribbon, expands reach

City, county and community officials were on hand last week to witness the official ribbon cutting of eDonalsonville, the city’s internet project

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eDonalsonville, the local Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) centered in Donalsonville, went online back in August providing eLTE and other internet-based services to residents and businesses in Donalsonville and the surrounding areas. Last week, the City of Donalsonville officially christened the project as open for business at a Wednesday afternoon ribbon cutting ceremony.

As of September 1st, the city had seventy three locations signed up for the service and more are in the works. User response has been extremely positive with users saying the service is cheaper, faster, and more reliable than their previous service.

Hot spots offering free WiFi service are now online in select locations in downtown Donalsonville, and as an added bonus of the project, plans are in the works to covert the entire shopping district in downtown Donalsonville into a free WiFi zone for customers to use while shopping locally.

City Manager Steve Hicks commented, “Even though we are not constructing a building or facility, this certainly is a groundbreaking day for the City of Donalsonville.  The Mayor and City Council members are to be congratulated for having the foresight to continue with this project that was initiated with Huawei over two years ago. We can now provide quality wireless internet service at a reasonable price to the citizens of Donalsonville and a portion of Seminole County.  As we continue to work with the Seminole County School Board and develop our partnership with Sprint to obtain additional spectrum licensing, the potential is there to provide this service to the whole county and beyond.”

To get on the list for service, go to www.eDonalsonville.ga and choose Plans and Service from the top of the page. There you can choose to fill out a contact form for more information. The sign-up page has been updated and now includes maps showing whether the service is available at your home.

If you would like more information about this topic, call the city’s Communications Director Jeffrey Hatcher at (229) 207-0297, or email jhatcher@edonalsonville.ga.

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