Sevastopol Contracts with AT&T for Broadband

The Town of Sevastopol became the second Door County town in the past two months to approve a contract for AT&T to run fiber for broadband to just over 2,000 households.

Sevastopol Board of Supervisors approved the contract Monday, Jan. 15, and also voted to prevent immediate property tax impact by using money from its reserves to cover the initial work. The neighboring Town of Egg Harbor entered a contract with the company last month.

Sevastopol will first pay AT&T $556,836 from its savings. The town is awaiting word of grant funds that could cover subsequent costs. Supervisors agreed with Town Chair Dan Woelfel’s analysis that taking out loans or bonds as needed during the project will be best for Sevastopol. 

After crews complete 25% of the project, AT&T will invoice the town $417,627. The town will receive bills for $313,220 at the 50%-completion point, $234,915 at 90% and $704,745 after the project is done.

The town’s $2.27-million cost represents 30% of the estimated $7.4 million project, of which AT&T will cover 70%.

Town officials anticipate work to begin in spring.

The Town of Egg Harbor’s contract with AT&T will deliver fiber internet over the next two years to the town’s 2,100 addresses at a total cost of $8.5 million, with AT&T picking up $6 million, the town $2.5 million.