Enter Your Address To Start


Ajax loader

2017 10 09 21 40 11
Two boys

Gibson Connect is powered by Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, the same local people you already know and trust. 

Gibson Connect is ready to provide you with high-speed internet service with no data cap. We've divided our area into zones and we've determined the number of registrations needed to financially support a build-out. Now, it's up to you. Register today and encourage your neighbors to register too!
How does the process work?
  • Step 1:  Check out our available packages using the Products tab above. See the participation requirement for your community by clicking the Zones tab. You will drive our construction process. When a zone hits the required participation level, our board will vote to move forward.
  • Step 2:  Register today! Registering today costs just $20 and will apply toward your first Gibson Connect bill (when internet service is received).  Registering now also enables you to avoid a $200 connection fee later.  Just enter your address in the box to the right to get started.
  • Step 3:  Meet your community zone requirement sooner by encouraging your neighbors to sign up too. Follow the Gibson Connect Facebook page so you can share important posts with family and friends. 
Where can I learn more?
  • Visit the Updates tab above and follow us on our Facebook page to get important updates.
  • Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Call us toll-free at 1-844-859-6767 or stop by one of your local Gibson EMC offices to get your questions answered by one of our friendly, knowledgeable account representatives.
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation is your not-for-profit, member-owned and member-controlled electric cooperative. In 1936 local farmers formed our cooperative to provide access to electricity for this area.Today, we serve almost 39,000 homes and businesses in eight west Tennessee counties (Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion and Madison) and four west Kentucky counties (Carlisle, Fulton, Graves and Hickman). Meeting our members' wants and needs is still our goal; and many have asked us to provide access to high-speed internet connectivity. This is why we formed Gibson Connect, a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Gibson EMC. As in our early years, we're working to provide an essential service that will improve the quality of life for our members and our communities. It's a big job, but together we can make it happen!

Zones in Registration

Areas where a goal must be met before service will be made available


About Gibson Connect



Gibson Connect offers bundle discounts at the time of order. Enter your address to see.


Residential 100 Mbps Internet

Blazing fast internet access for email, web browsing, video streaming and all your social media needs with equally fast up-loads.

$49.95

Residential 1 Gbps Internet

Fastest internet available with speeds up to 100 times faster than DSL.  Download HD movies in less than a minute. 

$69.95

Residential Phone

Unlimited local and long distance within the continental U.S.  Keep your current number option available in most areas.

$29.95

Small Business 100 Mbps Internet

Internet at the speed of business.  Blazing fast for businesses that rely on the internet for fast uploading and downloading of information over the internet.

$89.95

Small Business 1 Gbps (GIG) Internet

When super-fast internet speed for your business is a must.  Upload and download media in seconds, post videos on social media, and back up your files at your speed.

$199.95

Small Business Phone

Save money while keeping your existing phone number.  Unlimited local and long distance as well as all the features you expect in a modern telecom service.

$39.95



About this Campaign

Gibson Connect is powered by Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, the same local people you already know and trust. 

Gibson Connect is ready to provide you with high-speed internet service with no data cap. We've divided our area into zones and we've determined the number of registrations needed to financially support a build-out. Now, it's up to you. Register today and encourage your neighbors to register too!
How does the process work?
  • Step 1:  Check out our available packages using the Products tab above. See the participation requirement for your community by clicking the Zones tab. You will drive our construction process. When a zone hits the required participation level, our board will vote to move forward.
  • Step 2:  Register today! Registering today costs just $20 and will apply toward your first Gibson Connect bill (when internet service is received).  Registering now also enables you to avoid a $200 connection fee later.  Just enter your address in the box to the right to get started.
  • Step 3:  Meet your community zone requirement sooner by encouraging your neighbors to sign up too. Follow the Gibson Connect Facebook page so you can share important posts with family and friends. 
Where can I learn more?
  • Visit the Updates tab above and follow us on our Facebook page to get important updates.
  • Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Call us toll-free at 1-844-859-6767 or stop by one of your local Gibson EMC offices to get your questions answered by one of our friendly, knowledgeable account representatives.
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation is your not-for-profit, member-owned and member-controlled electric cooperative. In 1936 local farmers formed our cooperative to provide access to electricity for this area.Today, we serve almost 39,000 homes and businesses in eight west Tennessee counties (Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion and Madison) and four west Kentucky counties (Carlisle, Fulton, Graves and Hickman). Meeting our members' wants and needs is still our goal; and many have asked us to provide access to high-speed internet connectivity. This is why we formed Gibson Connect, a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Gibson EMC. As in our early years, we're working to provide an essential service that will improve the quality of life for our members and our communities. It's a big job, but together we can make it happen!


Check out who's already registered!


90c7e1cb93330001214aebc8ac6d05ed

William Burke

Rutherford
1bd7875fbd6b0dcb6e9fd81e618625a8

Tymara Mcgill

Medina
5106ed3b84f2ff3e71c19ef0241667b9

Alecia Kosark

Dyer
00000000000000000000000000000000

Anonymous

Dyer
D48bc4f8bd5a3af7c635e65eb4c8ec73

Wilburn McCoy

Dyer
00000000000000000000000000000000

Anonymous

Tiptonville


Trenton North Members Reach 50%!

10:06am December 7, 2017

Congratulations to the Trenton North members who have now reached 50 percent of their goal! Only 241 more registrations are needed. Thanks to everyone who has registered and to those of you who have promoted the program. We are excited about offering this essential service to you!

Dyer Exceeds 50% of Goal!

1:09pm November 30, 2017

Congratulations to Dyer for surpassing 50% of its participation goal and moving into second place! With 52%, only 140 more registrations are needed for Dyer to reach its goal. Please keep encouraging your friends and neighbors to register so we can begin offering high-speed, fiber-based internet service in your area.

Congrats to Medina and Trenton South

10:14am November 24, 2017

Congratulations to Medina and Trenton South!  Medina has surpassed 60% of its participation goal and Trenton South has hit 50%! Thanks to everyone who has registered and especially to our Zone Champs! Wishing all of you a great weekend! Lots to be thankful for!

Medina Hits Milestone!

10:51am November 9, 2017

Congratulations to Medina for hitting a milestone! You're the first zone to reach 50 percent of your participation goal!  Great job Medina zone champions!  

Many of our other zones are doing really well too.  We appreciate everyone who has registered and we especially thank our Zone Champions for helping to get high-speed, fiber-based internet access to your areas. 

If you'd like materials to distribute, you can download and print them from your Dashboard. We also have handouts and cards available at our Gibson EMC member service centers.  Soon, we'll have door hangers too.  Please keep sharing our social media posts and encouraging your friends and neighbors to register.

Eight Zones at 30% of Goal

11:21am November 8, 2017

With less than one month into registrations, we have eight Gibson Connect Zones at 30% to goal or more.  Medina is really excelling; they are at 49% today!  Trenton South is at 41% and Trenton North is at 39%.  Dyer is not far behind at 36%.  In fact, all of our zones have made good progress since we launched on October 10.  A special shout out to our Zone Champions!  We really appreciate all you are doing to get high-speed, fiber-based internet service to your areas!  Keep up the great work everyone!

Supporters Hit 1,000 Mark in First Week

11:30am October 18, 2017

Wow! After just one week our join.gibsonconnect.com supporters hit 1,000! Thanks for your positive comments and your willingness to help make this essential service available throughout our area. We sent a press release out yesterday to help increase awareness, but you have the most impact!  Please continue sharing on social media and talking with your neighbors, friends and family.  Thanks again and congratulations on a fantastic first week!

First Milestone

11:34am October 12, 2017

Hurray! Yesterday we reached our first Gibson Connect milestone when all of our 27 Gibson Connect zones showed participation levels.  We launched Gibson Connect at our first Gibson EMC Member Appreciation Event in Trenton. 

At this moment, our two Trenton zones are leading the pack; the Trenton South zone is already at 15% of its goal and the Trenton North zone is at 14%.  The Medina and Dyer zones are not far behind at 11% to goal. Next are the Newbern and Hornbeak zones at 8% to goal.  The Three Way, Rutherford and Gadsden zones come in at 5%.  We have a total of 625 supporters so far.  Thanks to all of you who are helping to spread the word!  Zone Champions rock!

Gibson Connect - Powered by Gibson EMC - Is Here!

9:42am September 8, 2017

Since 1936, Gibson Electric Membership Corporation has provided its members with the essential service of electricity.  Now, at your urging, we're taking steps to provide you with the essential service of high-speed internet connectivity.  Gibson Connect, LLC was formed in July 2017.  It is a not-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Gibson EMC.   

What makes Gibson Connect different?  First, Gibson Connect is powered by the very same people you already know and trust.  For us, it's not about profit; it's about providing you with excellent service and supporting our communities.  Our goal is to ultimately provide all of our eligible* members access to a 100% fiber network.  This is exciting for our members and our communities because fiber offers many important benefits:

  • Reliable - It is less affected by weather than other sources.
  • Extremely Fast - It gives you access up to 1 Gig (1,000 megabits per second). That's 100 times faster than the national average.
  • No Buffering - With  our 1 Gig speed you can download a 2-hour HD movie in less than a minute or a 9-hour audiobook in less than a second.
  • Not Just Internet - Gibson Connect plans to provide telephone) and possibly TV/video (if there is enough interest) over the same connection.  Our telephone offering will operate the same as your local telephone service, but it will include unlimited long distance and advanced calling features. 

You and other members will drive our construction plans. If you want us to build fiber to your home or business, register today.  Encourage others - your friends, neighbors and community - to register too!  When a zone reaches the required participation level, our board of trustees will vote to approve the fiber build-out.  Zones that demonstrate the highest levels of interest by exceeding the required participation levels will earn priority. 

Gibson EMC has a proud history of providing power to the people of this area and we look forward to providing connectivity to the communities we know and love!

For more information, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions . 

*Tennessee law prevents Gibson Connect from serving Gibson EMC members within  the West Kentucky & Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative service area (in Tennessee).



You must be logged in to comment


Gibson Connect - Jeff Walters

5:52pm December 11, 2017

Jeff Walters

Don’t slowdown Medina only 30% more to hit goal. Let’s keep pushing !


Gibson Connect - Jeff Walters

6:06pm December 6, 2017

Jeff Walters

Keep it rolling Medina! Let’s make sure GEMC knows we’re serious about this! Only 169 more signups needed and we will be at 100% goal....we can do it!


Gibson Connect - Gene Hoffmeyer

10:23pm November 30, 2017

Gene Hoffmeyer

We need this service here in Carlisle County,Ky. Windstream stinks.


Gibson Connect - Danny England

10:54am November 30, 2017

Danny England

Sure would be nice to get this service in my area instead of having one provider that constantly raises prices and slower speeds


Gibson Connect - Jeff Walters

5:36pm November 29, 2017

Jeff Walters

Good job Medina Zone!!!!! Lets keep it rolling and be the first Zone to hit 100% Goal. People, if you are tired of slow internet from your current provider or the local Cable Company stops a mile or less from your house get signed up here now!


Gibson Connect - Ken Morris

11:00pm November 28, 2017

Ken Morris

Come on Troy zone residents!!... lets get this going!.... Sick of (maybe) 5 mbps download and .40 mbps upload ($59.95/mo) from Ken-Tenn wireless and thats after spending $1500 on a tower to get my antenna in clear view of an access tower. To make matters worse, Charter cable terminates service half a mile from me --- WE NEED GIBSON CONNECT TO HAPPEN! My Christmas wish is.. (Santa, are you listening?)..Troy zone hitting the mark and getting this service moving!!


Gibson Connect - Jenni Rachels

2:37pm November 22, 2017

Jenni Rachels
Campaign Owner

Hi, Jeff. We currently do not have any zones under construction. Once a zone reaches the required registration/participation level, our board will vote to move forward with engineering, ordering materials and construction. The higher the participation in your zone, the faster we can provide this essential service to your area, so please encourage your neighbors to sign up, too.


Gibson Connect - Jeff Walters

12:32pm November 22, 2017

Jeff Walters

Has construction in any of the zones started yet?


Gibson Connect - Jeff Walters

4:19pm November 19, 2017

Jeff Walters

SUPER EXCITED!!!! We currently have Wisper at our home. Topped out at 6 MBPS @ 69.95 per month. I cannot wait to get gig service for the same price. Come on, people in the Medina Zone lets get this rolling and be the first Zone to hit 100% goal!


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

7:23pm November 14, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Hi, Elaine. I checked with our Accounting folks. They said that it may take up to a week for your check to post. We really appreciate that you've registered!


Gibson Connect - Elaine Cole

4:13pm November 14, 2017

Elaine Cole

I dropped off a check at the Alamo office but my profile is still saying send a check. Could you find out if my check processed?


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

3:48pm November 14, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Thomas, we are constructing a GPON, fiber based network that allows us to provide symmetrical service offerings. Variables at each location, such as the capability of the computer equipment being used and packet overhead, will affect “speed tests” but results should indicate near symmetrical speeds as advertised. Thank you for your interest!


Gibson Connect - Joel Simmons

11:55am November 14, 2017

Joel Simmons

To anyone in the hornbeak/troy area. Get as many people to sign up as possible! It's only 20 dollars to register (less than two fastfood meals) and you'll get a way better service for cheaper than the Kenn-Tenn wireless or awful awful sattelite internet so many people are stuck with! Not to mention it'll help in general with kids and homework being able to properly look up information and video topics and tutors and give you access to a world of tools and programs that you couldn't get before with the crippling data limits most of us are stuck with now. You'll save money in the long run being able to stream and watch shows and can even bump down that TV package if you choose. Do your part to make sure the hornbeak area and "zone" gets real internet!


Gibson Connect - Thomas Bivens

6:15pm November 13, 2017

Thomas Bivens

Are you sure the download and upload will be 100Mbps and 1Gbps with each package? Upload is always slower than download with every other service that I know.


Gibson Connect - Adam Jones

4:53am November 11, 2017

Adam Jones

Thank you Rita. Also, I would like to say I hope we do reach our goal for my zone. There is hardly any internet options where I live. The ones that are available always have a cap or the service is horrible. Would be nice to actually not have to worry about if your internet is working or not. Lol.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

2:08pm November 10, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Adam and Scott, our goal is to provide broadband to all of our members over time as we have a universal service commitment. Thanks for your interest!


Gibson Connect - Scott Shell

11:16am November 10, 2017

Scott Shell

What if my zone doesn't reach their goal, What happens then?


Gibson Connect - Adam Jones

11:00pm November 9, 2017

Adam Jones

In the case that your zone does not reach it's goal what are your guys' plan for that zone. Would you serve the ones that have signed up, or would we just be without internet still?


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

2:19pm November 8, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Lindsay, we have no data caps on our services; so, there will be no slowdown when you hit 1G.


Gibson Connect - Lindsay  Moore

12:45pm November 8, 2017

Lindsay Moore

Does the internet slow down once you reach your 1G,


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

11:51am November 8, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Great suggestion, Michael! I've posted the info about the upcoming events on the Gibson Connect and the Gibson EMC Facebook pages.


Gibson Connect - Michael  Boyes

11:01am November 8, 2017

Michael Boyes

Can someone post more information from the events page onto Facebook, tried clicking on picture that looks like a flyer and is so small cannot read it. Otherwise need time and address.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

9:30am November 7, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Good morning, Bill! We've contacted our software provider and asked them to help us out with the Search feature. Currently you can search by first or last name, but not both. Hopefully, they can resolve this issue soon. Thanks for the work you're doing to get others registered and help us provide access!


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

7:58pm November 6, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Bill, please try searching by last name only. I get the results I want when I do this. You can then scroll down to see if the supporters you’re seeking are there.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

7:51pm November 6, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Sheila, we’ve got your registration set to internet only. Thanks!


Gibson Connect - Bill Dycus

7:48pm November 6, 2017

Bill Dycus

As I stated in an earlier message, the supporters search bar does not work for me. I am signed in. I enter a name in the "search names" box, leave "filter by zones" in the box to the right and hit "go", and it says "there are no users who match your search terms". I thought that was pretty straight forward. What am I doing wrong?????


Gibson Connect - Sheila Davis

6:05pm November 6, 2017

Sheila Davis

I want to register for the internet. I think I may have chosen phone which I do not need. I need the internet. Can you check this for me please. I will be mailing a check out but I want it to be for internet. Thank you Sheila davis


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

2:36pm November 6, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Hi, Kellie. Thank you for being willing to help get the word out about Gibson Connect. We have a limited number of yard signs that can be picked up from our Gibson EMC offices, so we'll distribute these on a first come basis. We also have cards and handouts you can pick up. We've put some Printed Materials on your Account page that you can download and print out. And, we have more yard signs and door hangers on order. If you haven't signed up yet to be a Zone Champion, please do. We'll email our Zone Champions when the yard signs and door hangers arrive. Again, we truly appreciate your help!


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

2:32pm November 6, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Hi, Terry. I've checked on the status of your registration. You are registered and it says you've elected by pay the $20 registration fee by check. It did not process a credit card payment. If you haven't already signed up to be a Zone Champion, please do. We are communicating with our Zone Champions and will be providing resources to help encourage others to register. Friday I sent the first email out. We have a limited number of yard signs and are distributing these from our Gibson EMC offices on a first come basis. We've also got cards and handouts you can pick up from our offices. We've ordered more yard signs and door hangers. We've also put a couple of printed materials you can download and print from your Account page. We'll email you and other Zone Champions when we get the yard signs and door hangers in. Thank you so much for your willingness to help spread the word!


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

2:24pm November 6, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Hi, Bill. The Supporters Search bars work for me when I search by name or by zone. It won't let you search by both at the same time. Let me know if you continue to have problems with it and thanks for your work to get others registered in your zone!


Gibson Connect - Bill Dycus

8:30pm November 5, 2017

Bill Dycus

Why doesn't the supporter search feature work? I need to check on people who have told me they would sign up in case I need the give them a gentle reminder.


Gibson Connect - Terry Tucker

8:14pm November 5, 2017

Terry Tucker

I would be willing to be a Zone Champion. Also I thought I paid online but profile says complete order again. Yard signs would help. Especially in my location.


Gibson Connect - kellie wilding

12:31pm November 2, 2017

kellie wilding

Hey, what about lawn signs that we could put out so our neighbors would see?


Gibson Connect - Jenni Rachels

11:22am November 1, 2017

Jenni Rachels
Campaign Owner

Sherry, both of our residential internet offerings are unlimited. Thanks for your interest.


Gibson Connect - Jenni Rachels

11:21am November 1, 2017

Jenni Rachels
Campaign Owner

John, once a zone reaches the required registration/participation level, our board will vote to move forward with engineering, ordering materials and construction. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a firm timeline. The answer is dependent on a number of variables like the number of miles of fiber that must be constructed within a zone and the number of zones currently under construction. We’re excited about providing this service, but please remember that delivering service over a 12-county area is a big job that may take several years to complete. Of course, as zones reach their participation requirements we will provide more specifics regarding timelines. You can encourage your neighbors to sign up to expedite the process. The higher the participation in your zone, the faster we can provide this essential service.


Gibson Connect - Sherry Bayles

11:37pm October 31, 2017

Sherry Bayles

Is this unlimited at 69.95


Gibson Connect - john Lasley

8:42pm October 31, 2017

john Lasley

When would the build out or connections start happening after a zone reaches it's goal?


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

5:19pm October 27, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Mack, we've switched you to a Zone Champion. Again, thanks for your willingness to help get your area connected!


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

5:18pm October 27, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Bill, we are continuing to work on the site, so you will see changes as we go. We will offer a Dedicated Internet product for large business and commercial customers who need high speed, dedicated internet to serve their many employees or to connect multiple location end points. We'll quote this service based on the companies' specific needs.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

5:07pm October 27, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Kelly, we will refund the $20 at your request.


Gibson Connect - Kelly Mollica

7:51am October 27, 2017

Kelly Mollica

If I pay the $20 but move out of the area before you begin offering internet service, will the $ be refunded?


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

8:24pm October 26, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Sorry, Terry. Would you please call your Gibson EMC Member Service Center tomorrow? They will be happy to help you and we will appreciate your becoming a Zone Champion!


Gibson Connect - Terry Kirk

7:44pm October 26, 2017

Terry Kirk

Trying to sign up as Zone Champion but it won't let me.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

6:07pm October 26, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Sorry about that, Mack. I'll work on making this happen internally. Thanks so much for wanting to be a Zone Champion!


Gibson Connect - Mack Pirtle

5:08pm October 26, 2017

Mack Pirtle

Rita, I move the " I want to be a Champion" to yes and every time I login or go back to my dashboard it is back on no.


Gibson Connect - Bill Dycus

9:58pm October 25, 2017

Bill Dycus

I noticed your products have increased from 6 to 7. So what is "Dedicated Internet" with no price listed?


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

4:11pm October 25, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Thank you so much for your work and for your suggestions, Phyllis. We did a media release last week and there will be a two-page spread in the November member magazines (The Tennessee Magazine and the Kentucky Living magazine). We also plan to advertise and provide resources to our Zone Champions soon. If you're not already registered as a Zone Champion, please do! Again, thank you!


Gibson Connect - Phyllis  Capps

11:45am October 25, 2017

Phyllis Capps

I have shared through Facebook and text messages to as many as I can to get them to sign up so the Trenton South zone can get the needed number . I wished there was more advertising for it the only place I'm seeing anything is on Facebook and not everyone uses that. Like I've seen others state I would even be willing to put a sign in my yard to get the word out. The only internet I've had since living here for 7 years is my mobile phone and I'm limited on that. It would be nice to be able to lower my mobile phone bill. I'm so hoping we get it soon.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

4:56pm October 24, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Lottie, on the join.gibsonconnect site click on "Zones" and scroll down. Currently Alamo is at 10% of goal. Thank you!


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

4:47pm October 24, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Mack, here's more info about how you can turn on the Zone Champion switch. Once you've signed in, you can click on "MY DASHBOARD." Next, look at the bottom right side of the screen for the "Want to be a Champion?" box. Select "Yes" and you're a Champion!


Gibson Connect - Lottie  Wyrick

3:23pm October 24, 2017

Lottie Wyrick

How can i find out how the Alamo zone is doing with sign ups?


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

12:27pm October 24, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Mack, once a zone meets its goal, we estimate that: (1) it could take up to one month for board approval; (2) it could take up to two months for engineering; (3) it could take another three months for materials to arrive; and it could take up to six months to construct the fiber. So, the total process could take a year or longer from the time a zone reaches its participation requirement. The length of time before service can be provided also will depend on how near you are to a substation within a zone. We will start construction at the substation and once we have fiber to a member's home or business, we can go ahead and provide that member service. You can sign back in and elect to be a Zone Champion. We appreciate your support and willingness to help make access to this essential service happen!


Gibson Connect - Mack Pirtle

11:29pm October 23, 2017

Mack Pirtle

I think this would be huge and great for this area (Fulton). Also, I also agree with what Mr. Joseph Lewis said in that it would be huge for the family and kids of not just Obion County, but all the sounding areas. I think I may want to sign up to help try and get the word out, but didn't check the box anyway to change that? Also, when a Zone meets it goal is their an estimate on how long it would take for the service to be up and running? Praying Fulton meets its goal... 8)


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

6:57am October 21, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Kenneth, there is no data limit.


Gibson Connect - Kenneth Brooks

10:43pm October 20, 2017

Kenneth Brooks

Question. Is there a data limit? I like the speed.


Gibson Connect - Bill Dycus

8:50pm October 20, 2017

Bill Dycus

You should mention online (IN BOLD PRINT) that if members wait too late to sign up, they will have to pay $200 instead of the current $20. That part sure got my attention. Wake up Newbern!!! Sign up NOW!!!


Gibson Connect - Patrick Horner

11:22am October 20, 2017

Patrick Horner

Like Kelly's idea, a small letter included with the mailed monthly bills would go a long way to reaching members.


Gibson Connect - Mark Collier

11:08am October 20, 2017

Mark Collier

Just want to let everyone know since I don't believe it says anywhere on here, but registering now will prevent members from having to pay a $200 connection/installation fee later on.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

9:34am October 20, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Thanks for your support and suggestion, Kelly. We're considering lots of ways we can get the word out and the mail delivered via our post offices is certainly one of them. In fact, we're hoping that most of our members will see the two-page spread in upcoming November and December member publications (The Tennessee Magazine and the Kentucky Living magazine). These are mailed each month to all of our members' homes. Still, we agree wholeheartedly with you that we will need to use a variety of mediums to reach everyone. Again, thanks so much for reaching out to us!


Gibson Connect - Kelly Mollica

8:17am October 20, 2017

Kelly Mollica

I want the 100 Mbps internet YESTERDAY. I am DESPERATE for it. But as much as I’d like to, I don’t have time to get out and knock on doors on Gibson EMC’s behalf to get people to sign up. I’m betting there are many people in my area (Three Way) who want better/faster internet service but they don’t know that Gibson EMC could potentially provide it if enough people sign up. Could you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE a THOUSAND TIMES PLEASE send out an announcement via snail mail? This way everyone will know about it. I didn’t know about it until I stumbled onto an article in the Jackson Sun. I didn’t hear about it from Gibson EMC, which is puzzling. I think you’re relying too much on word-of-mouth. I realize a mailing will cost money, but it’s the only way you’re going to reach close to 100% of the population.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

4:10pm October 19, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Great question, Deanna. We set up the zones based on our substations and our communities. We also considered the miles of line within the zone and the number of members per mile of line. We used all of this information to arrive at the participation level we’d need for the fiber build-out to be financially feasible.


Gibson Connect - Daniel Bradford

3:34pm October 19, 2017

Daniel Bradford

Correction, Hornbeak has a far lower population than Dyer. lol


Gibson Connect - Daniel Bradford

3:34pm October 19, 2017

Daniel Bradford

Deana, The Newbern zone I know for sure is all outside of city limits and doesn't cover as much area as the Hornbeak zone. People are more spread out and there's fewer of them in the area. I'd say that's a pretty big factor in why there's fewer people required. Dyer covers far less area than the Hornbeak zone and I'm fairly certain has a lower population.


Gibson Connect - Daniel Bradford

3:34pm October 19, 2017

Daniel Bradford

Deana, The Newbern zone I know for sure is all outside of city limits and doesn't cover as much area as the Hornbeak zone. People are more spread out and there's fewer of them in the area. I'd say that's a pretty big factor in why there's fewer people required. Dyer covers far less area than the Hornbeak zone and I'm fairly certain has a lower population.


Gibson Connect - Deana Kendall

3:09pm October 19, 2017

Deana Kendall

I was looking at the Zones in Registration progress and I see that Newbern and Dyer are at 17% and 18% of their goal and only need 280 and 243 more. Why then is Hornbeak zone at 15% and we still need 416 more. That doesn't sound fair. Why so may more required in that area?


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

9:42am October 19, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Great, Roy! For others who are wondering about how many more sign ups are needed in your area, click on “Zones” and scroll down to see. The “Zones” tab is found on the Home or Main page.


Gibson Connect - Roy Sandefer

9:35am October 19, 2017

Roy Sandefer

Found my answer


Gibson Connect - Roy Sandefer

9:26am October 19, 2017

Roy Sandefer

I am in the Gadsden zone. What is the minimum number of signups required in this zone to get a board vote? Roy Sandefer


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

11:50am October 18, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Good morning, Kevin and William! We truly appreciate your willingness to help! Hope you've checked the box on the site to be Zone Champions. We're working on some resources we can provide and will be reaching out soon to this group! In the meantime, please continue spreading the word!


Gibson Connect - Kevin Harrington

11:10am October 18, 2017

Kevin Harrington

Rita way can my friends and I do to help on a more productive way? We are wanting to be a big part of helping.


Gibson Connect - William Cornette

10:31am October 18, 2017

William Cornette

I would be happy to have a sign put up on my property along west Highway 21 to support this project.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

6:52am October 18, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Kevin, Gibson Connect can serve anyone who is a Gibson Electric member/customer except those who are in the West Kentucky and Tennessee Telephone Cooperative service area.


Gibson Connect - Kevin Harrington

9:55pm October 17, 2017

Kevin Harrington

There is rumor going that it's your able to get internet through a cable company you cannot get service with Gibson connect. Anyone know if that's true or not or what the deal is? Live in North Trenton


Gibson Connect - Joseph Lewis

7:16pm October 17, 2017

Joseph Lewis

Guys the best way to make this happen is for us who know how important this is of Obion County is to spread the word whether it is on Facebook, or face to face. I work for the Obion County School System as the IT Director, and I can't explain enough how import it is for the children of Obion County to have access to internet at home. Folks we have to face the facts of life. The internet is here to stay, and if we do not join the ride we are only hurting ourselves.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

6:24pm October 17, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Erik, thanks for your willingness to work on spreading the word. We are working on resources provide our Zone Champions and one of those resources may very well be a yard sign. Great idea!


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

6:22pm October 17, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Marilyn, so glad you've signed up and Daniel was correct again. Once a zone reaches the required registration/participation level, our board will vote to move forward with engineering, ordering materials and construction. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a firm timeline. The answer is dependent on a number of variables like the number of miles of fiber that must be constructed within a zone and the number of zones currently under construction. We’re excited about providing this service, but we ask that our members keep in mind that delivering service over a 12-county area is a big job that may take several years to complete. Of course, as zones reach their participation requirements we will provide more specifics regarding timelines.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

6:18pm October 17, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Daniel, in response to your question... our goal is to provide high-speed internet access to all of our eligible members, but we also want to be sure we do it in a way that is financially sound. Using our participation model, join.gibsonconnect.com, is a financially sound process that enables our members to drive our buildout and get access. This approach follows the cooperative principles of (1) democratic member control, economic participation and concern for community. Ultimately we hope to reach all our eligible members, but I'm afraid it is too early in the process to speculate about next steps.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

6:16pm October 17, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Bill, sorry for the delay in responding. Daniel is right. (Thanks, Daniel!) It's 100 Megabits per second up and 100 Megabits per second down.


Gibson Connect - Erik Maltos

3:35pm October 17, 2017

Erik Maltos

Do you have yard signs I can post in my yard or on my street to help spread the word? Thanks. I think Friendship has been needing something like this to help it grow. TEC and Wisper hasn't gotten better so someone needs to fill the need of fast, reliable internet. Plus looks like price will be great compared to TEC $105 for 25/3 or Wisper $70 for 6/1.5. Three Cheers for Gibson Electric.


Gibson Connect - Daniel Bradford

3:09pm October 17, 2017

Daniel Bradford

Marilyn, As far as I can tell it's all based on how quickly people sign up and each zone meets its goals. When the goals are met and the project is approved by the board, they will then begin engineering and buying materials, then they will begin running the fiber optic cables that they will be using, as they reach residents who have signed up the services will become available. So depending on the manpower that they have dedicated to this project and the priority of each zone (how quickly they meet their goal and the demand in that area probably). There is a lot of factors so it'd be almost impossible for them to give a solid timeline.


Gibson Connect - Marilyn Cobb

2:06pm October 17, 2017

Marilyn Cobb

What kind of time line are we looking at. at getting this in place. One or two years or longer. My daughter is building next to us but haven't started building yet. Hoping to have house built by spring of 2018. We definitely want it. I have already registered for my husband and myself..


Gibson Connect - Daniel Bradford

11:46am October 17, 2017

Daniel Bradford

Bill, it is symmetrical. 100 up and down. I believe it says the speeds are the same on the products page.


Gibson Connect - Joseph Sanders

11:23am October 17, 2017

Joseph Sanders

Answer to a prayer. I have looked and tried several options with frustrating results. Finally someone steps up to the plate. Can hardly wait!!!!!


Gibson Connect - Bill Dycus

10:48am October 17, 2017

Bill Dycus

Second request......what is the upload speed for the 100mbps residential plan??????


Gibson Connect - Terry Kirk

6:42pm October 16, 2017

Terry Kirk

Looking forward to this service being available around Hornbeak.


Gibson Connect - Daniel Bradford

6:17pm October 16, 2017

Daniel Bradford

If a zone doesn't reach the goal will it still receive the services down the line? As in the areas with highest demand will receive it first, then the lower demand areas?


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

9:51am October 16, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Yes, Daniel; members who register for Gibson Connect service will be hooked up as we reach their homes and businesses.


Gibson Connect - Daniel Bradford

7:46am October 16, 2017

Daniel Bradford

When rollout begins in a zone, will some customers see access before the zone is completed?


Gibson Connect - Johnsie Henderson

12:49pm October 12, 2017

Johnsie Henderson

Thank you getting this started!! I am exctued about finally getting some reliable internet service. Ask your neighbors to get signed up.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

11:18am October 12, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Thank you, Rick! We appreciate your efforts to spread the word. Please let everyone know they can call or come by their local Gibson EMC member service center and our member service reps will be happy to help them register. We'll communicate that too. If they happen to have internet access through a cell phone, they can register through join.gibsonconnect.com that way too. Great to have Zone Champions like you!


Gibson Connect - Rick Isbell

10:26pm October 11, 2017

Rick Isbell

It is kind of hard to generate signups in our area because there is no good internet option in our area. Many people opt for nothing since you can pay a lot for wireless /satellite and it is still terrible! This campaign seems geared to people who already have service. But I’ll keep trying to get the word out cause we need a useful service in our area so badly.


Gibson Connect - Rick Isbell

10:26pm October 11, 2017

Rick Isbell

It is kind of hard to generate signups in our area because there is no good internet option in our area. Many people opt for nothing since you can pay a lot for wireless /satellite and it is still terrible! This campaign seems geared to people who already have service. But I’ll keep trying to get the word out cause we need a useful service in our area so badly.


Gibson Connect - Bert Bankston

6:21pm October 11, 2017

Bert Bankston

Please support this Medina click one has had a monopoly in this area! They have taken advantage of us with increased price hikes for internet and cable also very poor customer Service for after hours and weekends!


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

4:57pm October 11, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

We appreciate your enthusiasm and support, Mike! We are excited about providing this essential service and we're excited about what it will mean to our members and communities!


Gibson Connect - Mike Scallion

4:53pm October 11, 2017

Mike Scallion

I work in IT, work with Gibson Electric IT. Great group of folks and cannot wait to increase my internet speed at home from 6Mbps to 1,000Mbps. Im sharing on FB, send out tweets, instagrams and snapchats....this will be the greatest thing to hit Crockett County since stop lights....


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

4:34pm October 11, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Yes, Joshua; it is symmetrical.


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

4:32pm October 11, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Once a zone meets its goal and it gets approved by the board, we'll do engineering, order materials and then construction. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a firm timeline. The answer is dependent on a number of variables like the number of miles of fiber that must be constructed within a zone and the number of zones currently under construction. We will be communicating with the members in the specific zones trying to provide more detailed updates as we make progress. Priority will be given to zones with the highest participation rates, so please encourage your neighbors, friends and family to register too!


Gibson Connect - Joshua Batchelor

4:29pm October 11, 2017

Joshua Batchelor

I see the download speeds but what are the upload speeds? Is it symmetrical?


Gibson Connect - Mark Collier

4:06pm October 11, 2017

Mark Collier

If a zone meets its goal, and it gets approved, how long would construction take, approximately?


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

3:08pm October 11, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Thank you, Guy! Please encourage your neighbors to register too!


Gibson Connect - Guy Maxwell

2:46pm October 11, 2017

Guy Maxwell

I just found out about this. This is the best news I have in a while. Maybe I will soon have some kind of internet service at my house! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


Gibson Connect - Jenni Rachels

1:53pm October 11, 2017

Jenni Rachels
Campaign Owner

There is no data limit.


Gibson Connect - Sharon Gunter

12:36pm October 11, 2017

Sharon Gunter

Is there a monthly data limit


Gibson Connect - Rita Alexander

12:34pm October 11, 2017

Rita Alexander
Campaign Owner

Thank you, Ashlee! We sincerely appreciate your help in this important effort!


Gibson Connect - Ashlee Starkey

11:42am October 11, 2017

Ashlee Starkey

Proud supporter and working on getting the word out. I need fiber in my house like yesterday!


Gibson Connect - CrowdFiber Admin

4:26pm September 29, 2017

CrowdFiber Admin
Campaign Owner

I am so proud of Gibson Connect. Great work!


There are no upcoming events


Previous December 2017 Next
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31