Covington Electric Cooperative opens broadband service office in Opp

Published 2:23 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Covington Electric Cooperative has announced that the Buzz Broadband office is now open and ready to serve current and future customers.

The new office is located at 18146 Galileo Drive in Opp and will be open every weekday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with the exception of holidays.

The establishment of a Buzz Broadband office represents the next important step in CEC’s commitment to providing the area with its most reliable and fastest internet service, representatives said.

“Buzz Broadband is bringing fast, reliable fiber optic broadband to Southern Alabama homes and businesses in the CEC service area, making it possible for many in the area to get a dependable internet connection. This connection will help improve how locals work, learn, enjoy entertainment and more. Buzz Broadband brings top quality internet with equal upload/download speeds of up to 2 Gbps without data caps or contracts,” according to the announcement.

Opp Mayor Becky Bracke said she is excited about the new addition to the Opp community.

“I’m not sure everyone knows what Covington Electric does for our whole area and this broadband commitment is just the latest example. We welcome Buzz Broadband to Opp,” Bracke said.

The location for Buzz Broadband came about thanks to forward thinking, according to Rick Clifton, president and CEO of the Covington County Economic Development Commission.

“This shows the importance of having a spec building in your community,” Clifton said. “Having the spec building in Opp meant we had a facility in place to serve as a distribution center and central office for Buzz Broadband when the need arose. They were able to move in quickly and Buzz Broadband has a new home.”

Buzz Broadband technicians have already connected the first homes and businesses to our lightning-fast fiber optic network, and crews are working hard to connect more services every day.

Potential customers can be notified when Buzz Broadband becomes available at their location by pre-registering online at https://www.buzzbroadband.com, by email at customerservice@buzzbroadband.com, or over the phone by calling 833-399-2899.

Once registered, customers will receive an email when Buzz Broadband becomes available in their area and will then have an opportunity to schedule their installation. Covington Electric Cooperative is proud to provide this top-notch internet service with the local, knowledgeable and friendly service team that every customer deserves.