Bradley County Broadband Pilot Set for Possible Expansion

This past December, Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) launched a broadband high speed internet pilot in Bradley County. Partnering with Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative, we began offering families in the Camelot subdivision and the Bigsby Creek Road area of Bradley County broadband at 25mbps, 250mbps and 1,000mbps speeds through fiber to the home. This includes dedicated bandwidths so the speed will not fluctuate like with other companies. We also offered TV and Telephone combo packages with internet depending on what the homeowner preferred.

VEC-TwinLakes installed the first internet package at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hollifield in the Camelot subdivision. The installation day went smoothly and the installers finished on time. I spoke with Mrs. Hollifield after she had service for a month. “We had no problem with the installers. They were on time and friendly. We chose the 25mbps because we do not download much but it works well. We haven’t had it quit once since we got it.” Reliable, on time, and friendly are all good descriptions of VEC and Twin Lakes Cooperatives.

VEC is preparing to expand the pilot area as early as June 2018. We are looking at expansion to the Van Davis and No Pone areas just off highway 60. This area may include parts of Old Georgetown road and part of Paradise lane. The expansion is dependent upon the interest shown from those areas. If you live in that part of Bradley County please go and sign up. This will give us a clear indication of which area to go next.

Even if you do not live in those areas but you are a member of VEC, you can show your interest in fiber to the home internet service. Go to and get signed up. It will indicate that you are not in an area we are currently servicing, but that is OK. Signing up will increase the likelihood of your area receiving broadband.

First Broadband Installation. From left to right: Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s Jeremy White, Mary Hollifield, Charles Hollifield, VEC’s Chuck Dake and Twin Lakes’ Tom Jolley.