Joe Wheeler EMC wants YOU to be part of the High-Speed Internet conversation. A critical part of our plan to deliver affordable and reliable high-speed internet to our service territory involves you, our members. We want to talk to you and answer questions about how it will work and what it means for our communities. Be part of this conversation.
- Sept. 10 at Lawrence County High School auditorium
- Sept. 19 at East Lawrence High School cafeteria
- Sept. 26 at Hatton High School cafeteria
- Sept. 5 at Falkville High School auditorium
- Sept. 9 at Priceville Junior High School gymnasium
- Sept. 16 at Brewer High School gymnasium
A special election will also be held for members to vote on the proposed venture. Ballots for this election will be mailed to all members at the beginning of October, with a special meeting of the membership held on Nov. 1, 2019, at the JWEMC office on Ala. Highway 24 in Trinity, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The sole purpose of this meeting is to allow members an opportunity to vote for, or against proceeding with the high-speed Internet project.
"I hope our members will seriously consider voting yes on this proposal," said JWEMC General Manager and CEO, George Kitchens. "Many parts of our two-county service area have little to no Internet service. More than eighty years ago, JWEMC brought electricity to these underserved rural communities. We know doing the same with high-speed Internet service has the potential to vastly improve the quality of life in Lawrence and Morgan Counties."
Those interested in news and information regarding the meetings and special election are encouraged to follow Joe Wheeler EMC on Facebook (@JoeWheelerEMC), Twitter (@JWEMC), and Instagram (@JWEMC). Updates will also be posted in the monthly Alabama Living magazine.
Joe Wheeler EMC is an electric cooperative providing reliable electric service to more than 43,000 homes and businesses across Lawrence and Morgan Counties in Northwest Alabama for 82 years.