Contractor Surveying Ahead Of North Escambia Fiber Internet Buildout

February 6, 2023

A contractor is currently surveying across the area ahead of a North Escambia fiber internet buildout.

Last month, the Escambia County Commission selected member-owned Escambia River Electric Cooperative (EREC) with their partner firm Conexon Connect to provide high speed broadband in the area.

EREC contractor ICON Utility Services is currently surveying the utility pole network across the EREC footprint for future fiber optic network installation.

The Connect, powered by Escambia River Electric Cooperative, network will span approximately 600 miles of fiber network in Escambia County reaching over 4,000 electric member locations.

Three basic speed tiers will be available:

  • 100 Mbps/100 Mbps — $49.95/month
  • 1 Gig/1Gig — $79.95/month
  • 2 Gig/2Gig — $99.95/month

Qualifying households can receive a $30 per month discount through the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Pictured:  A contractor surveys a utility pole at the Travis Nelson Park in Bratt on Saturday. photos, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Contractor Surveying Ahead Of North Escambia Fiber Internet Buildout”

  1. Kathy R on February 6th, 2023 8:37 am

    Don’t forget Pilgrim Trail in Molino!