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TEC completes Fast Fiber Internet upgrade to Jasper County

BAY SPRINGS, Miss. (Aug 9, 2021) — The downtown area of Bay Springs in Jasper County has been upgraded to TEC’s Fast Fiber Internet, and the company is now actively installing residential and business customers. This was the third project of a seven-phase build-out across central Mississippi, with TEC investing just under $10 million in fiber internet infrastructure.

“The fiber optic is amazing, we have two clinics in the area one is in rural Smith County and the speed of the internet is so much faster,” states, Dr. Lisa Ainsworth of Jasper County Veterinary Services. “We are excited about the upgrade to the fiber optic cables; it is making our work so much faster being able to communicate between the two clinics.”

Dependable fiber internet connections make many of life’s daily tasks easier, like working from home, online shopping, and entertainment options. Access to high-speed broadband will also drastically improve the economic landscape for Bay Springs area businesses, allowing them to have more efficient systems, as well as connecting them to customers they have not been able to reach before.

“This is an exciting time in our business, as we are expanding faster than ever,” said Joey Garner, TEC Executive Vice President. “We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our Fast Fiber service to more people and businesses so close to home, as we continue our aggressive expansion efforts across Central Mississippi. Projects like these truly are making a huge impact in providing adequate connectivity across the state, enabling individuals to enjoy the benefits of telemedicine and working remotely, as well as providing businesses the tools they need to compete most effectively.”


The current project covers over 21 miles and can connect more than 400 residential and business customers to Fast Fiber Internet, providing symmetrical Gigabit speeds and home phone services to Bay Springs. 1 Gig internet connections give the best online experience for streamers, gamers, social media users, and families with multiple users at home. Installations are underway, if you are interested in signing up for service, go to to complete a quick form.