Lighting Our First Subscriber
December 10, 2021
A small gray box with a blue light was a most welcome sight recently to many in the Brewer community. It meant they now have lightning-fast fiber internet.
On December 13, Perry County resident and Singing River Electric member, Ms. Kendra Pittman, became the first official SR Connect subscriber in the fiber-to-the-home pilot projects. “There is no lagging, even after we connected all our devices. It’s wonderful,” she stated. Pittman receives electricity from Singing River Electric’s Brewer substation – Cochran Road feeder in the first of SR Connect’s three pilot areas.
“Access to high-speed internet is now a necessity, and we are excited for Ms. Pittman’s family and all those in the pilot areas who will be connected in the coming months,” said Singing River Electric General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey.
“Bringing this essential service to Singing River Connect subscribers continues Singing River Electric’s mission of providing services that enhance quality of life, especially in our rural communities.”
Those pictured celebrating Singing River Connect’s first fiber subscriber are: Perry County District 3 Supervisor Tim Wise, Public Service Commissioner Dane Maxwell, Singing River Electric General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey, Perry County District 4 Supervisor Richard Lott, First SRC Subscriber Kendra Pittman, Perry County District 5 Supervisor Marc Williams, District 105 Representative Dale Goodin, and Singing River Electric Director Robert Steele.
Visit singingriverconnect.com to express your interest in fiber internet, sign up for service or view the three initial pilot area locations. Fiber expansion beyond the pilot areas will be determined by SRE’s board of directors and depends on the success of the pilots.