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TEC Completes 110-Mile Fast Fiber Internet Expansion in Jones County

Bay Springs, Miss (June 20, 2022) --- TEC, a leading provider of Fast Fiber Internet across the Southeast, has recently finished a project that will bring high-speed broadband service to the Big Creek area. This milestone marks the completion of the fifth and sixth phases of a seven-phase build-out that will provide connectivity to underserved and unserved areas of Ellisville, Soso, Laurel, and Big Creek in Jones County. TEC has invested just under ten million dollars in fiber internet infrastructure.

“Since upgrading to Fiber they have had no issues, no drops, everything is wonderful! Before with DSL we were having internet issues where the service would drop,” states Brittany Schuler of the Pleasant Ridge Water Association. “Everything has been wonderful. TEC is great and the guys installing everything went smoothly.”

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.

“Greater broadband access helps drive growth in rural areas by providing people with dependable connections to schools, businesses, and healthcare,” said Joey Garner, President and CEO of TEC. “High-speed internet access is vital to take advantage of online services that are essential in today's world. TEC is committed to bringing this access to the communities we serve.”


The current project covers more than 110 miles and can connect more than 2,000 residential and business customers to Fast Fiber Internet, providing symmetrical Gigabit speeds, home security, and phone services to Jones County. Gigabit internet connections give the best online experience for streamers, gamers, social media users, and families with multiple users at home. Those interested in signing up for service should visit to complete a short form.