(January 7, 2019 – Centerville, TN) — Beginning January 14, Heritage Communications will be working in the Hohenwald area of Lewis County on behalf of Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative and Meriwether Lewis Connect. The contractor will help MLEC build its fiber infrastructure for a more automated, reliable electric distribution system and prepare for the launch of broadband.
The initial work area is along Summertown Highway, Swiss Colony Road and Waynesboro Highway. As the project progresses, other areas will also be involved.
Heritage Communications’ vehicles will be clearly marked with an “MLEC Contractor” logo. Additionally, contractor employees will carry identification cards.
Phase I construction for the MLEC/MLConnect project began October 16 in Waverly, and those customers are scheduled to begin receiving service by early March. The first phase, which includes in and around the cities of Waverly, Hohenwald, Centerville, New Johnsonville, Erin, Tennessee Ridge, McEwen, Linden, and then Lobelville (in this order), will be the backbone for the entire five-county project.
MLEC encourages residents who have not already done so to register their broadband interest on www.mlconnect.com. It is not an obligation to buy, but shows the areas with greatest interest, helps guide future construction, and provides a way to contact customers when broadband signups begin in their area. ###