Now Offering Download Speeds up to 1Gbps

If you have arrived at this page you more than likely live in a surrounding area and are hoping for better Internet Service.

Etex Communications is a local provider of High Speed Internet headquartered in Gilmer, TX. Etex Communications is an subsidiary of Etex Telephone. Etex has been servicing East Texas for 65 years.

Counties Served14
Linear Miles of Fiber Laid280
Service Installations3500

The Etex Story

Technology plays an increasingly significant role in the lives of Americans, especially those in rural areas like East Texas. Whether it’s used for communication, information, education, commerce, telemedicine, or entertainment – we rely on technology daily. At ETEX, we take our responsibility for your connectivity very seriously. We’re East Texas born and raised, started by a group of locals that formed a Cooperative over 65 years ago. It is literally our mission to serve you. Our company headquarters are based here, creating jobs and contributing to the local tax base. Our employees live here, their salaries spent in the local economy.

Their families support local communities, school districts, and businesses. And, so does ETEX. From donations, sponsorships, scholarships, volunteer support to business technology consulting, distance learning and more. We are constantly investing in our network to ensure that our customers receive services that rival or exceed those available in urban areas, to ensure there is no “digital disadvantage” to those who choose to call our region home. We understand the wants and needs of East Texas, because we call it home too.

What do you get with fiber?

Here are some of the many benefits of fiber.

More Consistent

Because fiber is capable of near lightspeed transmissions, it doesn’t have the same limitations as the signals moving through copper wiring. The bandwidth you sign up for is the bandwidth you get.

More Resilient

Fiber is unaffected by electromagnetic interference that usually causes problems with copper cable. It is also so resistant to temperature changes that fiber cable is used under the Atlantic Ocean to connect the U.S. with Europe.

More Secure

Any attempts to tamper with fiber lines will likely result in damages that we monitor for, making it nearly impossible for anyone to tap into your communications through the fiber line.


Because fiber Internet uses glass instead of copper, it is more easily cooled, which reduces both the risk of fires and the energy toll that copper cooling takes on the environment.

Added Property Value

In addition to the added speed and reliability, getting fiber connectivity can add a significant boost to your property value. Homes have seen up to a 3.1% increase in value, which equates to over $5,000 for the typical home. Additionally, fiber installations have proven to open more opportunities for business development within the community.


Fiber optics provide the cutting edge in Internet technology for today and the foreseeable future. If you can imagine Internet speeds advancing to 1000 times faster than your copper cable can handle today, you can be sure that the same fiber connection that Etex puts in the ground today will still be more than capable decades later.