For years, the top executive of a rural electric cooperative attempted to cajole major telecommunications companies to invest in fiber internet to connect residents between Austin and San Antonio — to no avail.
Since then, Bandera Electric Cooperative launched its own fiber internet business, BEC Fiber, and is ahead of projections to hook up 2,000 Texas Hill Country residents and companies northwest of San Antonio by the end of the year.
BEC is asking for your help this season. We will be collecting new and gently used coats through November 16, to give to those in need in the BEC service territory. Designated donation boxes are set up at our office locations in Bandera, Boerne, Comfort and Leakey.  
BEC members and employees help make the BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive a success.
Make a difference in the community and improve your mood by rounding up your BEC bill to benefit BEC Operation Round Up.
Upgrades underway for Leakey to Utopia transmission line in Bandera and Real counties.
BEC Fiber is adding connections at record speed.
BEC journeymen: Best in Texas!
BEC members and employees help make the BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive a success.
BEC is taking donations for the BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive at all office locations through Friday, August 17.
BEC employees hit a safety milestone in June.
BEC and the Lower Colorado River Authority awarded a $25,000 community development grant to the Bandera Natural History Museum. The museum will use the grant and more than $7,800 in matching contributions to install a new rainwater catchment system.
An area prone to flash flooding will get a new rescue vehicle thanks to a $16,512 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and BEC.
BEC Fiber is alerting its customers concerning the recent news of malicious software (malware) attacks on certain consumer grade routers. At least 500,000 small office/home office (SOHO) router devices in at least 54 countries could be infected by a sophisticated and potentially destructive malware known as “VPNFilter,” according to news outlets and Cisco’s cyber-intelligence unite Talos.