Fiber Optics network vital to local school, private entities and government expansion of broadband throughout Anniston and Calhoun County
Anniston, Ala. – Birmingham-based Slappey Communications is managing Anniston Fiber Optics network and leasing the optical fiber. Anniston Fiber Optics, Inc. began as an initiative of the Stewart Family Foundation to provide broadband access to local schools. Slappey Communications has been brought on to ensure optimal performance of the system as well as selling the remaining fibers.
“We are very excited for the opportunity to work with Anniston Fiber Optics,” says Bill Slappey of Slappey Communications, Inc. “We look forward to expanding and maintaining the network that is vital to local school, private companies and other government operations.”
Anniston Fiber Optics, Inc. is dedicated to assisting the Anniston City Schools by giving contributions to the school district for computer technology and the vocational education program. In January 2014, the organization gave $125,000 to the Public Education Foundation of Anniston in support of classroom technology. In July 2013, Anniston Fiber Optics presented a $100,000 check to go towards the career technology program for Anniston City Schools.
“It’s great to see the Anniston Fiber Optics Network grow and serve an expanding area,” says Taylor Stewart of the Stewart Family Foundation. “We are confident that Slappey Communications will help our fiber optic network reach its full potential.”
For more information on Anniston Fiber Optics contact Rachael Harris at 256-237-9311.
About Anniston Fiber Optics, Inc.
Founded in 2008, Anniston Fiber Optics is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide technological improvements by providing fiber optics in the east Alabama region. Grant awards through the Appalachian Regional Commission, the State of Alabama Department of Education and private funding from the Stewart Family Foundation have increased the original vision of the organization. Anniston Fiber Optics recognizes the need for modernizing technology in the Appalachian Region as a necessary part of long term economic stability and prosperity. For more, visit StewartandStewart.net.