United expands fiber in county

Friday, August 10, 2018

United Communications announced they will continue their ongoing fiber expansion efforts in Marshall County, delivering high-speed Internet, with speeds up to 1 gigabit.

The Chapel Hill Fiber expansion project along US-31A/North Horton Pkwy through the center of town, will deliver upgraded Internet services to approximately 150 new homes and businesses. The project is currently in the early construction phase and customer installations are planned for late Fall 2018.

Additionally, United is gathering pre-registration interest in three possible future Fiber expansion areas in Chapel Hill, potentially giving them the ability to serve another 500 customers in Marshall County. These areas include registration goal zones in the Verona Caney area, the northern portion of US-31A to Polaris Road, and Nathan Street in the town limits.

Likewise, late last year United Communications and Athena Broadband joined forces to be able to deliver a hybrid mix of fiber and fixed wireless technology with the goal of bringing broadband with speeds up to 50 mbps to some of the most rural areas of the state. Most of the areas served with this technology previously had no access to broadband services.

“We are laser focused on delivering broadband options to more residents and businesses in Middle Tennessee,” said William Bradford, CEO and President of United Communications. “Chapel Hill is where this company was founded in 1947, and where our headquarters is still located today. It is exciting for us to be able to bring gigabit internet to businesses and residents in the same area that we have served for over 70 years. We are committed to the communities we serve and believe in the importance of bridging the digital divide in Tennessee.”

To check service availability or confirm whether your location is included in this round of upgrades, visit https://service.united.net. Where service is not available, you can also express interest in future services from United.