Tri-County Electric Cooperative and Conexon Connect, the internet service provider arm of rural fiber-optic network design and construction management leader, Conexon, are pleased to announce the connection of their first customer to gigabit-speed internet.
A connection to the Connect, powered by Tri-County Electric Cooperative, fiber broadband network means rural North Florida residents now have access to Connect’s 2 Gbps service internet that is among the fastest and most robust in the nation.
Steinhatchee resident Jeff Tucker and his wife were the first TCEC members to have the fiber internet service installed in their home. Tucker who operates an e-commerce business from his home, will now be able to take advantage of everything that a reliable broadband connection has to offer.
“I can stream a movie, surf the internet and not one sign of a slowdown” says Tucker. “A truly awesome service by great people at Conexon & Tri-County Electric Co-op. A huge thank you to everyone involved.”
Tri-County Electric Cooperative announced its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project in April of 2022 to launch and deploy a nearly 2,400-mile fiber network providing high-speed internet access to approximately 12,000 to 15,000 homes and businesses in Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, and Dixie counties.
“Recognizing the need for reliable internet service, TCEC in partnership with Conexon has worked diligently throughout this project, and we will continue our efforts until all of our members are connected.” Says TCEC CEO Julius Hackett “Thank you all for your support, enthusiasm, and patience throughout this process.”
The FTTH project is expected to be completed within two to three years and together, Tri-County Electric Cooperative and Conexon Connect is investing approximately $65 million to build the network. The network is designed for quality, reliable, sustainable, high-speed internet service that can be built efficiently and safely. Connect, Powered by Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Broadband network will become widely available as network construction crews continue to work in all counties TCEC serves, throughout the duration of construction and installation. The Broadband service offers three internet plans to choose from to meet various customer needs and will be available to members with no data caps, contracts, or required bundles. With three internet plan offerings, customers can expect to pay $99 per month for the top plan of 2-gigabit internet, with installation and equipment included during the project’s construction phases.
For more information and to sign up visit www.Conexonconnect.com
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And as always you can reach out to the cooperative at 850.973.2285 for assistance.