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TEC Receives Grant To Provide Gigabit Speed Internet To Rural Tennesee

Erin, TN — TEC, a leading provider of fiber internet access in Houston County is pleased to be the recipient of a matching grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) ReConnect Pilot Program for $2.04 million project deploying internet to Henry, Stewart, Houston and Montgomery Counties in west Tennessee.

“We are honored to receive this award from the USDA ReConnect Program. This grant assists TEC in our commitment to improving the communities we serve, bringing increased fiber internet options to rural Tennessee. We look forward to offering speeds up to 1 Gig of internet. We are excited to begin construction and get more people connected,” states Joey Garner, Executive Vice President of TEC.

This project will cover 38 square miles and provide TEC Fast Fiber Internet to 738 rural households, businesses, and farms. TEC has been serving internet in Houston and Henry counties for twenty-five years and providing telecom services to rural America for nearly a century. Currently, TEC has invested in and maintains approximately 3,700 miles of copper and over 900 miles of fiber in its rural markets.