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TEC Completes Fiber Installation Project in Lake Eddins Community

Residents and businesses have access to most advanced broadband technology

TEC’s fiber optic broadband installation project is 100% complete for the west side of the Lake Eddins community providing residents and businesses with access to the fastest, most advanced internet technology available.

Fiber optic broadband is a future proof technology that increases property values and improves the quality of life. Fiber broadband means better access to health care through telemedicine, more educational opportunities through distance learning, increased opportunities for working from home and economic development, and of course a better video streaming and gaming experience. The potential is unlimited.

TEC Executive Vice President Joey Garner says fiber is the gold standard for broadband.

“Fiber broadband typically is only available in big cities, and we are excited to offer this future proof technology to those living and working in the Lake Eddins area," she says. “TEC will continue working to ensure its customers have access to the best, most advanced technology available.”

TEC launched this fiber project in mid June and has recently completed the fiber construction. The project connects 186 homes and businesses and includes over 7 miles of fiber.

TEC has been providing telecom services to rural America for nearly a century, and they were the first to bring internet options to their rural markets over 20 years ago. TEC provides economic stability to their local service areas, employing over 90 people across Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Currently, TEC has invested in and maintains approximately 3,700 miles of copper and over 1,300 miles of fiber in its rural markets.