The expansion connects 400 additional residential and business customers
TEC, a leading provider of fiber internet to rural communities across the Southeast, has broken ground on construction that will extend broadband access to the Morton community. Once completed, the project will provide high-speed internet, phone, and security options to this unserved and underserved area of Scott County.
“This is great news for our area and I’m so appreciative of TEC,” says District 75 Rep. Tom Miles. “Access to high-quality broadband is one of the biggest economic issues and quality of life issues for any community. For our community and county to grow, we have to continue to work on all levels of government to make sure that we get connected across our county. Thanks to TEC’s continued partnership, investment, and commitment in helping our county get connected and investing in rural Mississippi.”
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.
“Greater broadband access helps drive growth in rural areas by providing folks with dependable connections to businesses, schools, and healthcare,” said Joey Garner, Executive Vice President of TEC. “High-speed internet access is vital to take advantage of online services that are essential in today’s world. TEC is committed to bringing this access to the communities we serve.”
The current project will develop more than 46 miles of fiber infrastructure and connect 400 additional residential and business customers to Fast Fiber Internet, providing Gigabit speeds, home security, and phone services to Morton. 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 www.TEC.com/SignUp to complete a short form.
TEC provides economic stability to its local service areas, employing 200 people across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana. To date, TEC has invested in and currently maintains approximately 2,000 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.