Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative's general fiber contractor is expanding the utility's fiber-to-the-home and automated electric distribution network in Humphreys and Houston counties.
Work will follow the powerline route; therefore, crews will access MLEC right-of-way paths to reach electric poles. MLEC instructs crews to use caution when accessing lines and poles to minimize effects on fields, pastures, farm roads, etc. Crews will not enter homes or businesses. Vehicles are clearly marked with an "MLEC Contractor" logo and contractor employees will carry identification cards.
"With almost daily news stories of scams and break-ins, we want our members to know we understand their questions when someone unfamiliar comes to their property," says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. "We encourage everyone to contact their local MLEC office whenever there is a question."
As crews are working along the road, drivers are encouraged to follow the Tennessee Move Over Law for safety.
MLConnect offers residential broadband 300 Mbps service at $49.95, 1 Gbps service at $79.95, and phone at $24.95. Business products are also available. Residents and businesses who have registered at www.mlconnect.com will be contacted when installations begin in their area.