BEC Fiber Rollout Ahead of Schedule

BEC is expanding its fiber network and providing high speed Broadband internet access to more members sooner than expected. BEC is approximately 25 percent ahead of schedule on its fiber broadband network with more than 1,700 Internet customers. BEC is exceeding financial expectations as well. Homes and businesses connected to BEC Fiber have access to symmetrical broadband service along with internet connection speeds up to 1 Gbps.
“The higher than anticipated adoption rate both by residents and commercial entities is resulting in us exceeding our financial projections, which is allowing us to expand our fiber network quicker which is good for our members and BEC” BEC CEO Bill Hetherington, said.
There are currently more than 350 mainline miles of fiber in place. BEC Fiber has hired additional crews which are averaging about 45 connections per week. Also, BEC power crews have been doing make ready work for fiber installation ahead of the fiber rollout.
BEC Fiber broadband started as a grassroots movement and connected the first subscriber on May 31, 2017. Members in the service area have shown overwhelmingly enthusiastic responses when BEC Fiber arrives in their area. Marketing by BEC, along with positive comments about the service and experience  from fiber customers, added to the demand.
BEC Fiber bridges the digital divide with a variety of affordable broadband service options for Hill Country residents living near San Antonio, TX. It also adds value to BEC members by improving operational efficiency of the electric system.
BEC offers residential and commercial plans with speeds starting at 50 Mbps and up to 1 Gbps, including phone service.
Customers can find out more about BEC Fiber and location availability by visiting
Posted Thursday, August 2, 2018