North Florida Broadband Authority
The Ubiquitous Middle Mile project plans to bring high-speed broadband services to underserved areas in 14 North Central Florida counties through the deployment of a 1,200-mile fixed wireless broadband network which will enhance economic development, education, and public services throughout the region. The network plans to directly connect more than 300 community anchor institutions at speeds of 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps. These anchor institutions include public schools, universities, libraries, healthcare facilities, public safety organizations, and government agencies.. The project, which was jointly created by the area’s local governments, will utilize 128 existing wireless towers and sites, and is designed to withstand the weather hazards endemic to the region.