Cullman Electric has launched Sprout Fiber Internet to connect its electric system to a world-class fiber-optic network. This means better electric service for Cullman Electric members, but it also means 12,000 members will be able to receive this life-changing technology. If the first phase is successful, Cullman will look to bring the service to all members in future phases.
From streaming high-definition entertainment to kids doing online homework, Sprout Fiber Internet will enable you to enjoy it all through the best technology available. Never worry about slow download and upload speeds again!
Your business depends on fast internet service.
Your bottom line depends on affordable internet service.
Your employees and customers expect reliable internet service.
Now you can have all three!
Frequently Asked Questions
Sprout Fiber Internet is the name of Cullman Electric Cooperative’s high-speed fiber internet service.
By connecting our substations and office with fiber-optic cable, we will create a smarter grid that will provide us with more automation capabilities, ultimately increasing the reliability of our electric service to members.
This endeavor also falls in line with our mission to power communities and empower members. High-speed internet today is the electricity of the 1930s and 1940s. In 1930, fewer than 10% of farms had access to electricity. Much like our cooperative did with electricity more than 80 years ago, we’re going to provide reliable, affordable broadband to our members.
The project is an effort to improve the co-op’s electric system, and at the same time provide residents and businesses in the build zone of Cullman Electric’s service territory with lightning-fast fiber optic internet service.
Fiber is the fastest and most reliable internet connection available. Speeds of up to 1 gig are possible (that’s 1,000 Mbps, or megabits per second), with enough bandwidth to power your whole business or household. Internet over fiber helps businesses operate efficiently and competitively. It powers advances in health care and education. It even enhances entertainment, with ultrafast video streaming (no buffering) and gaming (no lag).
After selecting residential or business, type in your service address to see if your location is included in phase 1 of the build.
We will offer two basic residential Wi-Fi packages with upload and download speeds of 300 Mbps for $59.99 and upload and download speeds of 1 Gbps for $79.99. For an additional $10 per month we will offer a Whole Home Wi-Fi feature that will ensure your entire home is covered. Business plans are also available.
Sprout Fiber Internet is a service provided by Cooperative Connections, a subsidiary company which is owned by your trusted power provider, Cullman Electric Cooperative.
Our plan is to do the project in phases. Construction on Phase 1 started June 1, 2020, and is scheduled to take12 to 18 months to complete. The first service areas are scheduled for connection in late Fall 2020, with additional areas coming online as Phase 1 progresses. If the first phase is successful, we will proceed with additional phases with the ultimate goal of making Sprout Fiber Internet available to every Cullman Electric member.
Sprout Fiber Internet will be billed separate from electric bills. Those who do not sign up for Sprout Fiber Internet will see no change to their monthly bill.
Click on the Learn More (either residential or business) at the top of this page to register your address so we can keep you informed about the project’s progress and know that you want blazing-fast internet from Sprout. Be sure to tell your friends! Help us help others! Together we can grow this into something special.
Project Kick Off
The engineering and design of Phase 1 begins.
Crews Start Running Fiber Cable
Construction of a world-class fiber-optic network to connect our electrical system and 12,000 Cullman Electric members begins.
The Big Announcement
Cullman Electric announces publicly that it has started Sprout Fiber Internet to bring broadband internet to Cullman and Winston County.
First Members Eligible for Service
Around late fall of 2020 Cullman Electric, using contractors will begin installing fiber internet to members’ homes.
Determination on Future Phases
Around the end of 2020 or early 2021, Cullman Electric's management and Board of Directors to access the success of Phase 1 and evaluate if future phases are a possibility. Our goal is to offer Sprout Fiber Internet to all Cullman Electric Cooperative members, if possible.
Phase 1 Complete
The estimated completion of Phase 1 is Fall to Winter 2021, meaning all members in the build zone would eligible to receive internet service.