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Southern Pine Electric and TEC collaborate to bring fiber internet to members

Southern Pine Electric has announced a collaborative agreement with TEC, a technology company providing fiber internet to people in rural areas of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. TEC will bring fiber internet to many of Southern Pine’s members who are unserved or underserved. With an aggressive work schedule of 10 years, TEC will bring innovative broadband, voice, and security solutions to our members, communities, and businesses that lack access to true broadband services.
After much study and analysis, Southern Pine’s board of directors made the difficult decision to not become a service provider of high-speed internet due to financial constraints that could threaten the stability of the cooperative and its members. While this decision ended Southern Pine’s consideration of becoming a service provider, it did not diminish the desire for Southern Pine to play an active role in securing connectivity for its members.

Read the full story in the July 29, 2020 E-Edition