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United Communications, MTE opens Rutherford Operations Center to support $85M fiber expansion in Murfreesboro

United Communications, Middle Tennessee Electric, and their partners in Rutherford County celebrate the opening of the Rutherford Operations Center at a ribbon-cutting held on March 19, 2024, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Mar. 19, 2024) — United Communications and Middle Tennessee Electric today celebrated the grand opening of its new Rutherford Operations Center at 1010 Haley Road in Murfreesboro with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

The 18,000-square-foot facility will serve as a local hub to support United’s $85 million fiber internet expansion to reach an additional 77,000 Middle Tennessee Electric members in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas. The new operations center will be home to 60 local employees when fully staffed, and many more field employees dedicated to serving Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.

“United’s investment in Murfreesboro is one of our most ambitious projects yet, and we’ve already hit the ground running,” said United Communications President and CEO William Bradford. “The Rutherford Operations Center solidifies our position as the only local internet provider in Rutherford County by establishing a base of operations for our personnel and equipment in the center of this great community.”

“We are enthusiastic about United’s plans and investments for the City of Murfreesboro,” said Chris Jones, CEO of MTE, “and we’re excited to have them set up shop in Murfreesboro and close by MTE’s headquarters.”  

According to United Communications’ Chief Financial Officer, Kristin Jackson, the company’s high-speed fiber network has already been expanded to reach 6,000 homes and businesses in Murfreesboro.

“With several projects underway, we are working to bring cutting-edge internet speeds to all of Murfreesboro, ensuring that residents and businesses can benefit from the ultimate speed and reliability while enjoying the best customer service in the industry,” said Jackson. “We invite you to sign up or pre-register at United.net today, ensuring you’re at the forefront as we expand our services to new areas.”

Celebrating its 77th year serving Middle Tennessee, United Communications began its expansion in the rural underserved areas of Rutherford County, through Project UNITE, and has since expanded its fiber network to Smyrna, partnered with the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District to upgrade its critical network infrastructure. United kicked off its Murfreesboro investment by working with the Murfreesboro Housing Authority to provide free internet access to qualifying residents.

United offers residential customers monthly fiber internet plans starting at $49.95 with residential speeds of up to 2 Gbps with no contracts, data caps, or hidden fees. Learn more about United at united.net.

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About United Communications

United Communications is a leading provider of internet and phone services to enterprise-class businesses and residential customers in Middle Tennessee. United has been nationally and regionally recognized, including as a 2023 Top 100 Fiber-To-The-Home Leader, a 2023 BBB Torch Award, one of the 2023 Best Places To Work by the Nashville Business Journal, a Smart Rural Community Provider℠, “Fastest Internet Service Provider” by BroadbandNow, and a 2021 Broadband Communities Cornerstone Award.

United operates more than 3,700 route miles of fiber covering portions of Bedford, Davidson, Franklin, Marshall, Maury, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson counties. United Communications is a service of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation. To learn more, please visit united.net.

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