Dixie Electric Maxwell

Dixie Electric’s board members joined Public Service Commissioner Chairman Dane Maxwell and Dixie Electric General Manager Randy Smith for the signing of an order to bring $21.4 million to DE Fastlink. From left, Sears Ward, Faye Bonner, Randy Smith, Dane Maxwell, Allen Sledge and Robert Smith.

 

Chairman Dane Maxwell of the Mississippi Public Service Commission signed an order formally releasing $21.4 million to DE Fastlink, LLC, to bring high-speed internet service to more than 30,000 homes and businesses in its seven-county service area. DE Fastlink LLC a subsidiary of Dixie Electric Power Association.

“I believe bringing high-speed internet to rural areas is the new historical movement in our part of the area,” said Maxwell, who was joined by company leadership and staff at its facility in the Powers Community. “We are going to be the ones to make history. In 100 years, we will be remembered as the people who brought high-speed internet to rural Mississippians.” 

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