New Hope, AL – Local fiber internet provider, NHTC, has partnered with Fiber Homes, the nation’s first fiber internet search service, to give people looking to buy or rent a home in their service areas a convenient way to determine the quality of internet available at any given address.

Area homes connected by NHTC

NHTC has certified over 2,500 fiber serviceable addresses with Fiber Homes locally. They join over 100 other fiber providers from around the country in Fiber Homes’ database of over 1.8 million certified fiber addresses. The database is updated in real time, ensuring that when new homes are connected to a fiber network, consumers consulting are the first to know.

“NHTC understands how important it is to have a fast, reliable internet connection. With so much growth in our area, we want homebuyers who are searching for potential homes in our service area to have a way to check the addresses of the homes they are interested in so they can see what kind of internet connection and speeds will be available to them. Our partnership with Fiber Homes allows us to do that. We hope more and more homebuyers and realtors will use this helpful tool.” stated Christy Barecky, NHTC’s Marketing Manager.

“Reliable broadband internet is no longer optional for homebuyers; it’s become a basic requirement for anyone wanting to fully participate in the modern economy. Our goal with Fiber Homes is to make sure that anyone looking to buy or rent a home has access to this crucial information,” said Robert Gilbert, CEO of Fiber Homes.

In today’s world, people are working from home, getting work assignments, medical care, taking college courses and of course getting entertainment through HD online streaming services. As a result, fiber broadband internet services that provide for these capabilities have become as critical to consumers as connections to gas, electricity, and water supplies.

According to a 2019 FCC study, it is expected that at least until 2025, 50 percent of all American households will still be without fiber access, leaving them to have to manage with cable connectivity or – even worse – DSL for their internet needs.

A boon for real estate agents

Fiber Homes offers real estate agents through Fiber Homes Pro services that deliver a competitive edge. If they are a listing agent, they get access to materials for marketing the home as a connected “fiber home,” and if they are a buyer’s agent, they get access to products and pricing from the provider for that house, as well as exclusive new mover promos they can pass to their clients.

Additionally, Fiber Homes is actively working with MLSs around the country to add this crucial information to the property listings.

Currently, nearly 2 million addresses in a total of 22 states are in the database – thousands of new addresses are being added each day. Over 100 providers around the country are currently contributing to the database and more will follow soon.

About NHTC

Established in 1951, NHTC is a 100% fiber-to-the-premise broadband provider offering speeds up to 2.5 Gbps. NHTC serves about 5,700 homes across approximately 190 square miles in northeast Marshall and southeast Madison counties. NHTC has received several certifications including: ‘Gig-Capable Provider’ certification for the ability to offer Internet speeds up to 2.5 Gbps and ‘All-Fiber Service Provider’ for offering fiber-to-the-premise to 100% of their service territory. NHTC has also been certified as a Smart Rural Community Provider by NTCA for offering a state-of-the-art fiber network to the local communities. These certifications exemplify NHTC’s ongoing efforts to deliver the most technologically advanced communications services to our communities.

About Fiber Homes

Fiber Homes, the nation’s first fiber internet search service for rural and suburban home buyers and realtors, provides home buyers and realtors the ability to check any home address for fiber high-speed internet connectivity. To make sure your next house is a fiber home, please visit

Published On: November 4th, 2022 | Categories: News, NHTC |