What is FlashFiber?
FlashFiber Internet is a broadband internet service built with fiber, bringing the highest available internet speeds for a competitive price to our members. We are very excited about how this can transform where we live, work and go to school!
Why are we doing this?
Installing fiber will allow Joe Wheeler EMC to enhance the quality and reliability of its electric service and bring the fastest internet speeds available anywhere in the country to our members.
How is Joe Wheeler EMC going to do this project?
We will do this in three phases.
- Phase 1 will start with the center of the Joe Wheeler Electric service area. This first ring of fiber will connect our substations and offices to improve the quality and reliability of our electric service as well as get fiber drops to residents and businesses along the way.
- Phase 2 will be on the east side of our service area.
- Phase 3 will be on the west side of the service area. Follow our progression at jwflash.com, in the Alabama Living magazine and on social media. Eventually, at the end of four years, we will make world-class, fiber internet service available to ALL Joe Wheeler EMC members!
What is fiber internet anyway, and why is it better?
A fiber connection gets its name from the small glass fibers used to transmit data. Information can be transmitted through these glass fibers as pulses of light and are capable of carrying large amounts of data much faster than other internet technology. Fiber offers the most reliable, most secure, and fastest upload and download speeds available now and in the future!
When will fiber service be available?
The first phase of FlashFiber Internet is underway, with engineering and preparation completed and construction starting at the end of 2020. The first sections of Phase 1 to have access to fiber internet service should be available in early 2021. As progress continues on Phase 1, more areas will come online until Phase 1 is complete. Phase 1 is scheduled for completion in 2022. To see if your home or business can receive service visit jwflash.com and enter your address.
What speeds will be offered, and what is the monthly cost?
The following options are available:
- 300 megabits per second for $59.95*
- 1 gigabit per second for $79.95*
- 2 gigabits per second for $99.95*
*Taxes and FCC fees are NOT included and will be shown clearly on the bills.
*Modems and Wi-Fi routers ARE included in the cost of the service.
We also offer telephone service for $29.95* per month to internet subscribers and $59.95* per month for phone only.
There will be no contracts for these services and no installation fees during the initial construction period. Internet and phone services will be billed separately from power and natural gas.
With all service levels of FlashFiber, a Wi-Fi management service will be included, ensuring that when you call us, you get the customer service and technical support you need when you need it. It also includes whole home Wi-Fi, which ensures that you have the fastest speed delivered throughout your entire home. You already trust Joe Wheeler EMC as your energy source. We want to be your trusted internet provider, too.
How will this affect my electric bill?
Billing for FlashFiber Internet will be billed separately from electric and gas bills.
How can I sign up?
Register your interest at jwflash.com today! Members in Phase 1 will be connected first. A representative will contact you via email when service is available with instructions on how to sign up for service.
How do I find out if fiber is coming to my area?
When you register your interest at jwflash.com, we will email updates about the construction and completion of each phase so you’ll be one of the first to know when it’s available in your area.