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TEC Powers Wi-Fi Hotspot Access in Roanoke’s Main Street Theatre

Roanoke, Alabama (April 17th 2024) — TEC, a leading rural broadband provider, has been boosting Main Street Theatre's event hosting and community engagement capabilities since July 2023 with the installation of Fast Fiber Internet. Located in Roanoke, Alabama, the newly renovated theatre now serves as a dual-purpose venue, providing a connectivity hotspot that supports everything from entertainment to economic development initiatives.

Vickie Cummings, former President of the local Rotary Club and current member of the Executive Board, remarked on the transformative effect of TEC’s service on the theatre’s capabilities. "TEC’s fiber internet service has been pivotal in enhancing our Rotary events for occasions like streaming movies. It also allows patrons to instantly share their experiences. We’re exploring additional strategies to utilize this service in further promoting Main Street Theatre as a prime location for business development and beyond. We really appreciate the opportunity that TEC has provided,” said Cummings.

TEC aims to empower communities with the tools to thrive in an increasingly digital world. “It’s more than just providing service; it’s about making a long-term investment in the community’s growth and prosperity,” commented Joey F. Garner, CEO of TEC.


TEC provides economic stability to its local service areas, employing more than 200 people across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. TEC has invested in and currently maintains approximately 3,600 miles of fiber in its rural markets. For a century, TEC has been a forerunner in providing telecommunications services to rural America and was the first to bring internet options to many of these markets more than 20 years ago. For more information, visit or social media @TECconnects.