Your local electric cooperative, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative (MLEC), launched MLConnect in August 2018. 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
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 learn more!
It is watching videos or TV programs and playing games online. There on-demand streaming like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu, where you can watch what you want whenever your want. And, there is live streaming which is watching or listening to live programming like you have on your cable or satellite service, except it is coming to you over the internet. You might even watch your local high school games over the internet.
Streaming enables you to watch content on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or smart TV. Have an older TV? You can use a media player such as AppleTV, Roku, or a game console to convert the Internet signal to a TV signal. (You will need a media player for each older TV you want to use.)
Home and business phone services with MLConnect are VoIP. This technology allows you to make voice calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line. You can keep your current number and take advantage of services such as call waiting, call forwarding, voicemail, voicemail to text, RoboCall blocking, and caller ID.
MLConnect provides customers free in-home/business standard installation. Service can come to your home overhead or underground depending on your electric service. (Construction/delivery of fiber to the home/business is not included in installation. Fees may apply if standard length of line is exceeded.) Contact local MLEC office for details.
Click HERE to see our standard installation.
MLConnect utilizes quality equipment and service. Click HERE to learn more about our residential gateways.
- Subscriber to install a “flower pot (FP)” on either the upstream or downstream side of each power junction box.
- FP to be set within 5 feet of the j-box.
- The 1” fiber conduit should extend upward at least 1-foot above grade using long sweeps – no 90-degree plumbing elbows.
- The turned-up sections should be 8 inches apart.
- A pull string must be present inside all conduit. String must be left securely taped on each end.