(June 8, 2018 — Centerville, Tennessee) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative prides itself on providing safe, affordable, reliable electricity and meeting member needs. In efforts to further this initiative, MLEC is growing its existing fiber network to improve our electric system operability and reliability. By growing our fiber network, new opportunities, including providing high-speed broadband to all our members, are being developed.
“Our power grid must be designed to accommodate the maximum electric load needed at any given time, and it is imperative to serving our members that we maintain it and prepare it for the future,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “We know the mention of broadband will ignite questions, and we’re excited about what the future holds. Right now, we’re moving forward with the engineering and design required to expand our fiber network, and a path to launch broadband will come soon after.”
A timeline for the broadband project is under development and a formal announcement will be made by MLEC in the next few months.
Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is your member-owned source of power and information. We pride ourselves on providing safe, affordable, reliable electricity, while helping build the communities we serve.###