Bay Springs, Miss (June 13, 2022) --- TEC, a leading provider of fiber internet to rural communities across the Southeast, has broken ground on construction that will extend long-awaited broadband access to the Stringer community. Once completed, this project will provide high-speed internet, phone, and security options to this desperately underserved area.
“Our community has seen the impact of having no internet service, much less fast fiber,” says Stringer Chamber of Commerce President, Lindsey Ricketson. “It will also allow us to utilize our smart home devices that have been installed since we built our home. Our web-based devices will be put to use and not just taking up space in the house somewhere. Waiting for our favorite TV show or movie to be downloaded will be minutes instead of the next day. And FINALLY, updating our smartphones will not have to be done overnight! I cannot wait for service to be installed! For our home, data caps will be a thing of the past. Monitoring our home will be at our fingertips and give us that peace of mind while away. It seems we are so far behind technologically; we just don't know how bad. I want to think back a year from now and say ‘WOW, we finally made it to an easier life!’”
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.
“With Fast Fiber Internet, customers in the Stringer community will be able to enjoy the benefits of a modern standard of connectivity, with internet speeds reaching up to a full gigabit,” said Joey Garner, President and CEO of TEC. “Fiber is the gold standard of internet service, and TEC is proud to bring it to the area.”
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The current project will develop more than 70 miles of fiber infrastructure and connect an additional 1,000 residential and business customers to Fast Fiber Internet, providing symmetrical Gigabit speeds, home security, and phone services to Stringer. Gigabit internet connections give the best online experience for streamers, gamers, social media users, and families with multiple users at home.