High Speed Internet

Fiber optic internet is "sprouting" on east side


Officials at the announcement of the Sprout Fiber Internet project, from left, State Representatives Randall Shedd, Corey Harbison, Cullman Electric Co-op CEO Tim Culpepper, Board Members James Fields, Lynda Carter, State Representative Garlan Gudger, Chairman of the Board for Cullman Electric Co-op Robert Tidwell.
CULLMAN - Less than a month after Cullman Electric Cooperative announced a major internet project to build a fiber optic network among its substations, another major announcement was made Thursday, June 18, that 264 miles of lateral fiber lines would also be installed, connecting 12,000 homes and businesses to high speed internet.

High speed internet available to Arley library users


Representative Tim Wadsworth and Librarian Jennifer Stewart, stand beside the new box installed at the back of the Arley Public Library. The fiber optic line which feeds the new high speed internet will come through this box.
ARLEY - Streaming television or movies and gaming will be a realization in the near future for Arley Public Library users...

Faster internet coming to Smith Lake


Discussing the new project at the entrance to Sipsey Pines subdivision, from left, Suzie Barber, subdivision resident; Jay Weekley, co-founder of Cyber Broadband; Jay Fuller, co-founder/CEO of Cyber Broadband; Don Aaron, technician; Drew Whiteside, loan officer with Traders and Farmers Bank; Jeremy Bartlett, technician and State Senator Garlan Gudger.
ARLEY - A $535,000 project providing high speed internet service to 200 residents in the Sipsey Pines subdivision at Smith Lake is receiving a major boost from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

Winston County included in USDA's rural broadband announcement Thursday

HAMILTON - U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced Thursday, Dec. 5, that USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-connectivity for more than 8,000 rural households, 57 farms...

$774,000 ARC grant announced to continue high speed internet project


Discussing the new funding are, from left, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, State Representative Tracy Estes, Paul Housel, representing Congressman Robert Aderholt, Tombigbee President Steve Foshee, Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri and WC Commissioner David Cummings.
HAMILTON - Tombigbee Electric Coop has announced a $774,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant will be applied  to furthering the ongoing regional project connecting both homes and commerce in rural Alabama to high speed internet service.

Ivey signs rural broadband inititative into law


Governor Kay Ivey signs SB90 into law. Standing far right is State Senator Greg Reed, who represents a portion of Winston County.
MONTGOMERY - In a major step toward continued expansion of broadband internet service in rural Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey today signed Senate Bill 90 into law. Sponsored by Senator Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), SB90 expands an existing grant program under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, which was established by the Alabama Legislature in 2018.

High speed internet coming to Arley and Addison


Pictured at the announcement, from left, Angela Wilkins and Dallas Baldwin, representing the Winston County Commission; Arley Mayor Chris Tyree; Dave Hargrove, governmental relations for AT&T; State Representative Tim Wadsworth and Paul Housel and James Manasco with Congressman Robert Aderholt’s office.
ARLEY - The east side of Winston County will reap the benefit from AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service, designed to bring high speed internet to rural, under-served locations such as Arley, Addison, Crane Hill and Logan.

Lack of funding the problem


Special guests at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club, from left, Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Coop, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.
HALEYVILLE - High speed internet service is knocking on the door of Haleyville, but funding must first be secured before the project can proceed, noted Steve Foshee, who was keynote speaker along with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club.