Broadband will be available to all MLEC members in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties, including those more rural areas other providers have overlooked. Click here to follow our journey!
We offer high-speed internet and telephone service. Bundle those or choose high-speed internet alone.
We will offer a variety of packages to meet your family and/or business needs and budget. To learn more, click here!
No. However, the internet speeds with MLConnect will make video streaming readily available for services such as YouTube TV, Hulu, Netflix, etc.
First, let us know you are interested! When we are building fiber in your area, you will be contacted about signing up. Watch for announcements on our website, social media pages, and local news outlets. Learn more here!
MLConnect will build the fiber network in phases as MLEC works on its smart grid capabilities in each county. The plan will have crews working in multiple counties at one time, so not all homes/businesses will be eligible for broadband service at the same time. First, let us know you are interested! When we are building fiber in your area, you will be contacted about signing up. Watch for announcements on our website, social media pages, and local news outlets.
Building in phases is the most efficient, fastest way to serve the majority of our customers. Phase I, which includes in and around the cities in our service area, is expected to begin fall 2018. Watch for announcements on our website, social media sites, and local news outlets about other phases beginning. To be notified when we are in your area, register here!
No. MLEC members living in each phase can sign up for service when the build-out starts in that area. If you’ve registered on our site, you will be contacted about signing up when we move to your area. Also, watch for announcements on our website, social media pages, and local news outlets. Not registered? You can do that here!
Your local electric cooperative, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative (MLEC), opened MLConnect for business this year. MLEC has been delivering safe, affordable, reliable electricity to this area since 1939. We are not-for-profit and owned by the members we serve.
Just like MLEC, MLConnect, LLC is a non-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of MLEC. It will provide advanced communication solutions like high-speed internet and telephone services through a broadband fiber network to members in each of the counties MLEC serves: Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry.
Fiber optics is the latest technology in providing broadband services. It is considered future-proof, meaning that the fiber we install today will be able to handle increased data loads as the need for more and more speed grows.
Fiber technology makes it possible to deliver speeds up to 10 Gig (10,000 megabits per second or 10,000 Mbps). Speeds are only limited by the connected electronics that “light” the actual fiber. MLConnect’s system can easily provide 10 Gig service.
Fiber is more reliable than other types of networks such as DSL and satellite, by being less prone to interference and complications from lightning and other natural elements
No. MLConnect, LLC is a non-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of MLEC. It will be a self-sustaining business. Funds from MLEC cannot be used to subsidize broadband services, and MLEC is regulated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
MLEC’s existing fiber network (backbone) connects our offices and substations to support technology making the delivery of electricity more resilient, affordable and reliable. It is also being used to help MLEC create a more efficient electric grid to meet future power needs and innovations.
As a benefit, the fiber has the capacity to carry much more information than is used by MLEC. MLConnect will lease space on this fiber to be able to provide service to MLEC members who choose MLConnect as their internet/telephone programming provider.
This partnership makes better use of MLEC's investment in our fiber network.
Voice-over IP Telephone Service