Cherokee, AL — TEC, a leading provider of rural fiber broadband in Alabama, has started construction to bring Fast Fiber Internet to more communities of Colbert County. TEC is pleased to be the recipient of a matching grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Colbert County Community Broadband Project in the amount of $1,336,445. With TEC’s additional investment the total project spend will be $2,672,910, adding fiber internet connectivity to the Allsboro, Mynot, Maud, Mhoontown, and Eagle Point communities.
TEC’s goal is to provide rural communities a reliable, high-quality, and affordable broadband solution. Customer needs are changing when it comes to internet usage during these unprecedented times. More than ever, TEC’s services are indispensable for being able to work from home, online education, telemedicine, and entertainment purposes. Dependable fiber internet connections make many of life’s daily tasks easier, with the gained access to high-speed broadband, this will change the economic landscape for Colbert County area businesses, allowing them to have more efficient production of goods and services.
Joey Garner “Fiber broadband access is typically is only available in big cities, and we are excited to offer this future-proof technology to more of those living and working in Colbert County,” said Joey F. Garner, Executive Vice President TEC. “We are ready to connect people with friends, family, and the world through dependable broadband internet applications. TEC is dedicated to bridging the broadband gap and committed to improving daily activities with increased internet opportunities”
In this project, TEC will construct 173 square miles of fiber network over three phases and connect over 400 businesses and residences. Community members will have access to TEC’s Fast Fiber Internet with upload and download speeds of 1 Gig, plus phone services. Interested customers should submit their information to www.TEC.com/SignUp to request access to Fast Fiber Internet.
TEC provides economic stability to its local service areas, employing over 200 people across x Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Currently, TEC has invested in and maintains approximately 1,400 miles of fiber in its rural markets. For nearly a century, TEC has been a forerunner in providing telecommunications services to rural America and was the first to bring internet options to many rural markets more than 20 years ago. For more information, visit www.TEC.com.