BEC Fiber Upgrades Network for Increased Speed and Redundancy

Bandera Electric Cooperative recently improved its overall fiber network performance by adding a new dedicated Internet access (DIA) path that allows for direct peering with servers belonging to powerhouses such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and Microsoft.

The new DIA will provide redundancy if one access line fails making the network more reliable. It also  provides increased speeds through bandwidth capacity essentially cutting down on third-party traffic across the internet making members’ experiences more enjoyable with less congestion.

“The BEC Fiber network is setup as good, or better, than anyone else’s in the state of Texas in terms of bandwidth availability for our members. We have strategically invested in the right places to ensure quality of service and a reliability our members expect,” said Shane Schmidt Manager of BEC Fiber.

Member demand of fiber broadband is steadily increasing. BEC Fiber recently reached 6,700 subscribers, well exceeding year-end expectations. As technology evolves and member demand rises, BEC continues future planning of additional DIA connections to ensure members receive the highest quality service. 

BEC Fiber is currently available to 55% of members in portions of Bandera, Kendall and Kerr counties, and capital buildouts are planned over the next few years to offer the service to as many members as financially feasible. To find out if fiber service is available in your area, please visit
Posted Thursday, July 30, 2020