United Communications Celebrates Fiber Installation for the Town of Smyrna
PRESS RELEASE Smyrna, Tenn. – July 24, 2020 – United Communications, Middle Tennessee’s leading provider of fiber and fixed wireless internet services, and Middle Tennessee Electric, the state’s largest electric cooperative, today celebrated completion of a fiber ring to support the Town of Smyrna’s internal telecommunication needs.
Investing in Smyrna’s Community
The project was announced in September 2019. The new fiber network built by United and Middle TN Electric brings the first, and only, locally-owned telecommunications network to Smyrna and the surrounding areas of Rutherford County. While the Town of Smyrna will have access to a portion of the fiber network to support its own telecom infrastructure, United has already begun offering residential and business broadband services along the route. This is a great example on how this investment by the Town of Smyrna has led to a much bigger investment that benefits the community. United plans to continue aggressively expanding its network in the Smyrna area.
The announcement was made by William Bradford, president and CEO of United Communications, Chris Jones, president and CEO of Middle Tennessee Electric, in conjunction with Mary Esther Reed, Town of Smyrna Mayor, at the Smyrna Town Hall on Friday, July 24th.
“When this project was announced in late 2019, we knew access to reliable broadband was important, but now it is more important than ever. The leaders of Smyrna should be proud that this project resulted in bringing a new, 100% fiber-optic, network to the community. said William Bradford, president and CEO of United Communications. “These kinds of projects will further support work-from-home, virtual school, and telemedicine needs of the community.”
“This partnership benefits the residents of Smyrna by providing a competitive and local option for our communication needs,” said Mary Esther Reed, Town of Smyrna Mayor. “It is also beneficial to have a local company supporting our community and ensuring our communications services run smoothly.”
“We’re proud this work by United builds on our 84-year tradition of service excellence for the Town of Smyrna,” said Chris Jones, Middle Tennessee Electric CEO. “The Town of Smyrna can rightly boast of world-class electric service, air transportation and logistics options, cost of living and quality of life. Now you can add world-class broadband services to that list. The sky is the limit for the Town of Smyrna.”
About United Communications
United Communications is a leading provider of Internet, digital TV, and phone services to enterprise class businesses and residential customers in Middle Tennessee. United has been named one of BroadbandNow’s top 2020 service providers for fast and reliable internet. United Communications network includes close to 1,000 route miles of fiber connecting in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Smyrna, TN. Services also cover portions of Williamson, Davidson, Marshall, Bedford, Franklin and Rutherford counties.
About Middle Tennessee Electric
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative providing electricity to more than 235,000 residential and business members in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford and Cannon counties. For more information, visit www.mte.com