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TEC Increases Investment in Jones County's Broadband Infrastructure

Bay Springs, Miss (March 22, 2022) --- TEC, a leading provider of fiber internet to rural communities across the Southeast, has broken ground on construction that will extend broadband access to more of Jones County. Once completed, this project will provide high-speed internet to underserved and unserved areas of Taylorsville, Soso, and Laurel. This is the final project of a seven-phase build-out across central Mississippi, with TEC investing just under ten million dollars in fiber internet infrastructure.

“This access will benefit everybody,” says Soso Mayor, Ralph Cahill. “I think it will benefit the residents the most, in terms of working remote and entertainment purposes. It will be a plus for Soso. We are really looking forward to it.”

TEC’s goal is to bridge the digital divide by providing a reliable, high-speed internet option that ultimately has a positive impact on the communities it serves. With reliable Fast Fiber Internet from TEC, customers can work remotely, access digital learning, consult with physicians via telemedicine, and enjoy video streaming services.

“We are thrilled to bring our neighbors in Soso Fast Fiber Internet,” states Joey F. Garner, President and CEO of TEC. “We are looking forward to seeing the positive economic impacts this newly gained access will bring to the area. Having the access to Fast Fiber Internet allows for more people to connect with loved ones, work, and educational opportunities.”


The current project will develop more than 50 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 Soso and extended areas of Jones County. 1 Gig 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 can visit to complete a quick form.