A Message from WCTEL, SLV’s Fiber Internet Provider

Would you like to enjoy this as a video message? Click here to watch the video from WCTEL president and board chairman Wes McAllister. Read on for the text version, and make sure to check out the Streaming Genius link below.

I’m Wes McAllister, President of the Board of Directors at WCTEL and it has been a pleasure of mine to represent the McCormick service area over the last 15 years. The team at WCTEL is proud to be a part of the Savannah Lakes Village community that is constantly growing and developing. Like SLV, we are also constantly in development mode, whether that’s new equipment, new services, or new training for our staff.

In 2008 WCTEL made the transformational decision to future proof its network with “Fiber to the Home” which would guarantee each one of you and all its members a premium internet experience. This decision has enhanced all services including Broadband, Voice, and TV. This decision has been a successful game changer in sending and receiving all types of data which you now enjoy today.

However, one of the services that we deliver over our fiber network continues to become more expensive year after year and that is TV. With yearly increases from TV programmers such as ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, etc, TV service rates continue to increase year after year. In looking just at our local networks, we’ve seen over a 1,200% increase in the last 10 years.

We understand the impact these increases make on your household budget and how important TV is as an entertainment and Informational option to you. WCTEL has been looking into less expensive alternatives; so, here is an option for your consideration: STREAMING TV. If you have internet service, you can choose to stream your TV content over your internet connection. Prior to the pandemic WCTEL held several streaming TV classes at the SLV Recreation Center specifically to help residents have a better understanding of how TV streaming services work and to help provide you with an alternative to traditional TV service.

WCTEL has a Streaming TV Genius as an online tool to assist you in choosing your streaming providers. With the Streaming TV Genius, you select the channels that your household wants to watch, and it shows which streaming services will include all the channels you love. Streaming is the TV of the future, you are no longer limited to watching content on just your TV, you can watch on your smartphone, tablet, and computer, thanks to WCTEL’s fiber internet. To check out the “Genius” go to wctel.com and choose “Streaming Options” from the menu.

If there is any way we can assist you, please don’t hesitate to call us at (864) 852-5000.

Thanks once again for choosing WCTEL as your Hometown Technology provider.

Wes McAllister
WCTEL Board President