High Speed Internet Topic of Civitan Meeting

Speakers at the Haleyville Civitan Meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 18, from left, Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Coop, U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.

HALEYVILLE - Steve Foshee of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative and U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt were keynote speakers at the Tuesday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Haleyville Civitan Club, discussing the need for high speed internet in the city and explaining why the project is knocking on the door but not yet funded.

Haleyville will be in phase 2 of a multi layered high speed internet project by Freedom Fiber which is installing fiber optic cable for high speed internet service throughout areas of Marion County in phase 1, with Haleyville and Bear Creek listed  in phase 2. 

So far, 500 miles of fiber optic cable have been installed affecting 2,500 customers, Foshee informed Civitans.

“We are at the doorstep of Haleyville and waiting,” Foshee said.  Congressman Aderholt is checking with officials with the Applalachian Regional Commission to see if grant funding can be secured which would continue the project into Haleyville. The high speed service would affect 1,200 to 1,400 homes in the Haleyville area, Foshee further explained.

Those who would like the benefit of high speed internet service are being encouraged to go online at freedomfiber.com, provide their email address and sign up for the service. This will give officials a list of who to communicate with as the project nears, Foshee indicated.

See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.
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