Alabama utility developing region’s most advanced broadband network


Central Alabama Electric Cooperative has partnered with FiberRise to build the state’s most advanced broadband fiber network.

The fiber network will be used to support smart grid applications for the utility’s energy distribution division and to provide broadband services to the entire Alabama community.

The fiber network will feature 100G data telemetry capabilities to provide fast gigabit services, a development which will enable the adoption of advanced digital technologies and economic growth.

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative is implementing the project through its subsidiary Central Access.

Tom Stackhouse, CEO of CAEC, said: “Our members have made it overwhelmingly clear that they are in need of affordable and reliable broadband.

“As CAEC builds out the fiber infrastructure needed to communicate with our offices and other assets, we have a great opportunity to bring this life-changing service to all of our members, and we believe that this service meets an essential need for our communities and will ensure a brighter future for the lives of every member we serve.”

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative provides electricity services to 43,000 metering points.