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Internet Access Now Available To Benton County

Erin, TN – TEC has completed construction of Fast Fiber Internet for the Holladay and Sugar Tree Communities, offering dependable Gig internet connections to over 376 homes. With TEC’s fiber internet, residents can telecommute, access digital learning, work with physicians by telemedicine, and stream online video services. These connections to the world offer an improved quality of life and enhanced economic endeavors for these communities.

To further assist the community during the current COVID-19 pandemic, TEC is installing two public Wi-Fi hotspots and donating two laptops that will assist the public with online access. The first outdoor public Wi-Fi access is located at the South 40 Volunteer Fire Department, and the other indoor and outdoor public Wi-Fi location has the laptops installed at the Holladay McIllwain Fire Department.

Joey Garner Joey F. Garner, Executive Vice President of TEC, says, “We are thrilled to introduce fiber internet connections in this area and help more people connect with loved ones, work opportunities, and educations options. Increased internet speeds and applications bring more opportunities for individual growth and economic growth within the community. We are thankful to participate in these efforts in the Holladay and Sugar Tree areas, and we hope everyone enjoys the Wi-Fi hotspots as we continue dealing with the pandemic.”

TEC provides economic stability to their local service areas, employing over 200 people across Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. Currently, TEC has invested in and maintains approximately 3,700 miles of copper and over 1,400 miles of fiber in its rural markets. TEC was the first to bring internet options to its rural markets over 20 years ago. For more information, visit