Roanoke, Alabama (July 11, 2022) --- TEC, a leading provider of Fast Fiber Internet across the Southeast, has recently broken ground on a project that will bring high-speed internet to Randolph and Chamber Counties. TEC was one of 386 competing companies in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband auction, which awarded $9 billion for the provision of broadband internet to unserved and underserved areas throughout the United States.
“Broadband Expansion is key to our future in rural Alabama," states Bob Fincher, Alabama State Representative District 37. “It provides opportunities for growth and development in areas that otherwise can’t compete. The Chambers County RDOF project is a perfect example. The residents there will soon have access to better medical care, higher levels of education, and new job potential, without ever leaving their homes.”
TEC’s goal is to bridge the digital divide by providing a reliable, high-speed internet option that positively impacts the communities it serves. With Fast Fiber Internet from TEC, residents can enjoy access to work-from-home opportunities, digital learning, appointments with physicians via telemedicine, and online video streaming services.
"For nearly a century now, we have been dedicated to making our customers' lives better through connection," TEC President and CEO Joey Garner added. "In today's world, that means having access to all the conveniences that high-speed internet provides. Even as technology advances, our commitment to our customers will not waver."
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The construction will provide eight and a half miles of fiber network and connect over 200 businesses and residences. Community members will have access to TEC’s Fast Fiber Internet with upload and download speeds of 1 Gigabit, as well as phone services. Interested customers should visit www.TEC.com/SignUp to submit their information and request access to Fast Fiber Internet.