Texas Electric Cooperatives has picked TVC Communications to provide broadband products, distribution and technical services.
The agreement is intended to enable TVC to provide turnkey solutions to TEC members for broadband to the home, including technical, product, and emergency response support. Cooperatives will gain access to TVC's product management and market experts for emerging technologies. Additionally, TEC will have staff dedicated to support the growing market of broadband for its members.
"Our members' needs are our No. 1 priority," said Johnny Andrews, chief operating officer of TEC Manufacturing & Distribution Services. "The partnership with TVC, with their extensive broadband capabilities, will provide our members with immediate expertise in the broadband market, as well as access to quality, cost-effective products and services."
"We are excited to work with TEC to strengthen broadband to its member areas," said Frank McCullough, SVP and GM for TVC Communications. "We offer everything needed for the complete project cycle. Our strong relationships with leading suppliers, specialized knowledge of the market, and deep understanding of applications and technology for launching broadband services will expand capabilities to TEC members and make a real impact."
Texas Electric Cooperatives represents the interests of 75 electric cooperatives with more than 3 million members throughout the state. TEC also offers utility supplies and services through its Manufacturing & Distribution Services facility headquartered in Georgetown, TX.