April 16, 2019 - Centerville, TN - Portions of Hohenwald will be eligible for live broadband and phone service from Meriwether Lewis Connect beginning the week of April 22. The Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative subsidiary is building service drops to individual homes that have shown interest by registering online and who live in the eligible areas. They are also contacting these to confirm orders and schedule installs.
Using a phase approach, MLConnect’s goal is to make broadband an option for all MLEC members by the end of 2022. It is starting in and around the cities in each of the five counties MLEC serves to create a reliable infrastructure for the entire project.
Phase I areas currently taking active sign-ups are Waverly and Hohenwald (in and around the cities). Residents can verify their inclusion for Phase I by registering online or contacting their local MLEC office.
Meanwhile, Centerville is under construction with the goal of beginning installations by June. Next up for construction will be New Johnsonville, Tennessee Ridge, Erin, Linden, Lobelville then McEwen.
“The electric grid was not built overnight, and the same goes for the broadband system,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “We know our members need it, and we’re committed to making it happen. Our approach is one that includes ALL MLEC members, a reasonable timeframe for a project this size, and doing it in a way that is best for our members, MLEC and MLConnect. We’ve been thrilled with the support our members have shown and hope other members will join as well.”
Updates and frequently asked questions about the smart grid and broadband network are available online at www.mlec.com and www.mlconnect.com. Questions can also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. ###