General FAQs Flash Fiber

What is fiber internet anyway, and why is it better?

A fiber connection gets its name from the small glass fibers used to transmit data. Information can be transmitted through these glass fibers as pulses of light and are capable of carrying large amounts of data much faster than other internet technology. Fiber offers the most reliable, most secure, and fastest upload and download speeds available now and in the future!

How is Joe Wheeler EMC going to do this project?

We will do this in 3 phases.

  • Phase 1 will start with the center of the Joe Wheeler Electric service area. This first ring of fiber will connect our substations and offices to improve the quality and reliability of our electric service as well as get fiber drops to residents and businesses along the way.
  • Phase 2 will be on the east side of our service area.
  • Phase 3 will be on the west side of the service area. Follow our progression in the Alabama Living magazine and on social media. Eventually, at the end of four years, we will make world-class, fiber internet service available to All Joe Wheeler EMC members!
Why are you doing this?

Installing fiber will allow Joe Wheeler EMC to enhance the quality and reliability of its electric service and bring the fastest internet speeds available anywhere in the country to our members.