Fiber Internet Project Update
NOW is the Time to Sign Up (saving costly line charges later)
The MLEC/CTC fiber project is ongoing and we’re hard at work getting ready to break ground later this summer. We are NOW signing up members for this new service called XStream fiber. Contact our office for information and the contract.
Check to see if your address is in the Phase I fiber area. Click the XStream logo, enter your address and answer a few questions. It's easy. MLEC will then contact you to complete the sign-up process. If you are not in the project build area, you can still express interest for future expansion on this site.
Keep watching this website, the MLEC Facebook page and the Outlet newsletter for upcoming information. Our project will be starting at MLEC headquarters and branching out south and east, passing 880 homes. (see map below) By signing the contract and paying the $50 connection charge now, you will save the cost of running line to your home later.
MLEC is excited about this broadband endeavor! Stop by our office lobby and test for yourself the fiber connection we’ll be offering.
Note: Map updated April 2017
Last month, President Trump released his proposed budget for 2018, with a number of suggested proposals affecting rural America. One of the proposals includes selling off transmission assets -- lines, structures, substations, etc. -- that belong to three of our country's four Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs). Co-ops in more than 20 states receive some allocation of power from those PMAs. If this proposal moves forward, it would affect many rural areas with potential rate increases and threaten the reliability of power co-ops rely on.
Please take a moment today to let your Senator know that selling off the PMA assets amounts to nothing more than a tax on rural America.
Some Senators have already announced their support of PMAs -- please thank them for their support.
Most Senators have not announced their support of PMAs -- please ask them to show their concern for rural America.
On Monday, May 22, one of our members received a phone call from a scammer.
The scammer claimed to be the Head of Billing at MLEC and that in order to stay on “Group Billing” they would have to switch to auto-pay and were asked to give the scammer their bank account number and routing number.
Fortunately, this information was not provided.
MLEC will never call you and ask to get your banking account information over the phone. This is only done through our secure website or by a form filled out and sent to the MLEC office.
If you have any questions about what may be a scam, please call our office at 800-450-2191 to verify.