Southeastern Indiana REMC
Bring family together with FIBER
By B.J. Myers, Director of Communications and Creative Services
Staying connected to friends and family is important, especially throughout the holiday season.
One of the things I remember most about the Covid-19 pandemic is that many families, including mine, could not gather for the holidays. For me, the impact was greatest during the Thanksgiving holiday. I really missed our Thanksgiving feast, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on television together, playing games, and enjoying a full day of family time like we usually do.
Staying connected to those I care about is very important to me. So, even though we couldn’t be together that day, we did our best to be together virtually. None of us had fiber internet at that time, so getting and staying connected to that Zoom meeting was not an easy task. We were figuring it out as we went along.
As all of this was happening, I was watching the REMC as they overcame one obstacle after another to keep the work moving forward on the SEI Fiber project. Many businesses came to a standstill during the pandemic, but not the REMC. In fact, the schedule never slowed down. Our leadership and workforce understand how important fiber connectivity is for southeastern Indiana and they have stayed focused on the goal of completing the project as quickly as possible.
We now have over 2,000 active subscribers and anticipate adding many more as the construction work continues and new zones are opened throughout the remainder of the year. This is music to my ears because I know that this means that many of our members will finally have the internet speed they need to do whatever is most important for them. For some, it may be Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping online. Others may utilize telehealth options, work remotely, take online classes, stream movies and music, and more. For others, like me, it means they can easily connect with family and friends whenever they want to and enjoy a clear video without buffering and lag times that make conversation difficult.
Even though we are no longer required to quarantine, I hope you and your family are able to come together and utilize all the benefits of a fiber internet connection to enjoy your holidays to the fullest. For more information about the SEI Fiber project, visit www.seiremc.com/seifiber.